Introduction of Timgad
Archaeological site, Roman city, in Batna department, ESE of Batna, NE Algeria. The site of one of the best-preserved and most extensive Roman ruins in Africa, it has been called the Pompeii of North Africa.
The city was founded by Emperor Trajan in a.d. 100 as a veteran’s colony and was destroyed by Berbers in the seventh century. It was uncovered by excavations in 1881.