|UNESCO #193 - Tipaza - ALGERIA|
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Tipaza - ALGERIA - UNESCO #193
The second card from Algeria shows the Royal Mausuleum of Mauretania, built by the last king of Numidia and where Juba II and his wife Cleópatra Selene II are buried. This mausoleum is located on Tipaza (among many Roman ruins), a beautiful place on the Mediterranean shores according to Ledmia - thank you so much for this amazing swap. I now have two more beautiful cards in my UNESCO collection... the new total is 167, only 814 until the end. This postcard took 12 days to arrive!
On the shores of the Mediterranean, Tipasa was an ancient Punic trading-post conquered by Rome and turned into a strategic base for the conquest of the kingdoms of Mauritania. It comprises a unique group of Phoenician, Roman, palaeochristian and Byzantine ruins alongside indigenous monuments such as the Kbor er Roumia, the great royal mausoleum of Mauretania.