Thucca in Mauretania

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Thucca was a town in the Roman province of Mauretania Sitifensis. Pliny the Elder describes it as "impositum mari et flumini Ampsagae" (overlooking the sea and the River Ampsaga), and thus on the border with Numidia.[1]

Its site is now occupied by the ruins of Merdja in present-day Algeria

The town is referred to as Thucca in Mauretania to distinguish it from Thucca in Numidia, which is today Henchir-El-Abiodh, further east in Algeria.

Both towns became Christian bishoprics and are included in the Catholic Church's list of titular sees.[2]

The names of two of the bishops of Thucca in Mauretania are known:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stefano Antonio Morcelli, Africa christiana, Volume I, Brescia 1816, p. 316
  2. ^ Annuario Pontificio 2013 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2013, ISBN 978-88-209-9070-1), p. 999