Tipasa in Numidia

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Tipasa, distinguished as Tipasa in Numidia, was a town in the Roman province of Numidia in North Africa. Its ruins are located 957 meters (3,140 ft) above sea level near present-day Tifesh in Constantine Province, Algeria, 88 kilometers (55 mi) south of Annaba.

History[edit]

Tipasa was a Carthaginian trading post under the name ṬPʿTN (Punic: 𐤈‬𐤐‬𐤏‬𐤕‬𐤍).[1] It was connected with the port Hippo Regius by a road; they struck their coins in common.[1]

It was taken over by the Roman Republic at some point after the Punic Wars.

Roman Northwest Africa, including Tipasa in Numidia

Ruins[edit]

The chief ruin is Tipasa's extensive fortress, which had walls 3 meters (10 ft) thick.

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Head & al. (1911), p. 886.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Head, Barclay; et al. (1911), "Numidia", Historia Numorum (2nd ed.), Oxford: Clarendon Press, pp. 884–887.