Tebessa | Mosaic North Africa

Tebessa

CountryAlgeria
Destination typeHistorical site

One of the most unique Roman sites to visit in Tebessa. Situated next to the Tunisian border and about 233 km south of Annaba, this city was founded during the reign of Hadrian and is said to have been the third-largest city in Algeria in AD75. There is an old portion of the city that is walled in by a Byzantine fortress. Inside this fortress are also various Roman sites worth exploring. One of the entrances to the city is the arch of Caracalla and within a few meters lays the Temple of Minerva. This well-preserved temple hosts a small museum with artifacts and mosaics. Located on the same street is a recently opened museum in a church that was built by the French. This fantastic museum holds amazing artifacts pertaining to the Christian community that once thrived in Tebessa. Be sure not to miss a visit to the Christian basilica, which was once the largest in North Africa. The Hotel El Amir is a wonderful hotel to stay with traditional Algerian meals.

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