Rusippisir

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Rusippisir
Rusippisir is located in Algeria
Rusippisir
Shown within Algeria
LocationTaksebt, Tizi Ouzou Province, Algeria
Coordinates36°54′03.4″N 4°09′34.5″E / 36.900944°N 4.159583°E / 36.900944; 4.159583Coordinates: 36°54′03.4″N 4°09′34.5″E / 36.900944°N 4.159583°E / 36.900944; 4.159583

Rusippisir was a Phoenician, Carthaginian, and Roman town on Algeria's Mediterranean coast at the site of present-day Taksebt.

Name[edit]

Rusippisir is the latinization of the town's Punic name, which probably meant "Cape Rosemary".[1]

Geography[edit]

Rusippisir was located at Cape Tedless (French: Cap Tedles), Algeria,[1] the site of present-day Taksebt in Tizi Ouzou.

History[edit]

Rusippisir was established as a colony on the trade route between Phoenicia and the Strait of Gibraltar. Its port was nearby Iomnium (present-day Tigzirt). It later fell under Carthaginian and then, after the Punic Wars, Roman hegemony. Punic steles in Rusippisir continued to be produced well into the imperial period and there was tophet in the town.[1]

Religion[edit]

In antiquity, Rusippisir was the site of a Christian bishopric. This was revived in the 20th century as a Catholic titular see (Latin: Dioecesis Rusubisiritana; Italian: Rusibisir).[2][3]

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References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lipiński (2004), p. 397–9.
  2. ^ "Rusibisir", GigaCatholic.
  3. ^ "Rusibisir", Catholic Hierarchy.

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