Djemila

Djemila, Setif, Algeria

About Djemila

Djemila in Algeria is an archaeological site housing the ruins of a UNESCO-inscribed Ancient Roman settlement. Founded under the name Cuicil, it is thought that Djemila was first established between 96 and 98 AD under the Emperor Nerva and occupied until the fifth or sixth century.

Constructed amidst mountainous terrain, Djemila was built to fit in with its surroundings and, as it expanded in the second century, amassed an impressive set of buildings. Like Timgad, Djemila was probably the home of a military base.

Today, Djemila houses a wealth of Ancient Roman ruins such as those of the Arch of Caracalla, a well-preserved bath complex, temples such as the Temple of Venus Genitrix and the theatre built by Emperor Antoninus Pius. Djemila has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1982.

Related Places

Carthage

Carthage was once one of the most powerful cities of the ancient world. Today, the ruins of ancient Carthage can be found on the outskirts of modern day Tunis. Explore

El Jem Amphitheatre

El Jem Amphitheatre is a magnificent UNESCO listed third century site in Tunisia. Explore

Timgad

The ruins of Timgad are the extremely well-preserved remains of an Ancient Roman military encampment in Algeria. Explore

Bulla Regia

Bulla Regia was an Ancient Roman settlement in Tunisia, now famous for its subterranean villas. Explore

Comments (0)

Trip Historic is at all times acting as an agent on behalf of the supplier/principal of the travel arrangements featured on this website. Your contract is with the supplier/principal and its terms and conditions apply. We accept no liability for the provision of the travel arrangements you have purchased. Further information on our agency status can be found here.