Augustine was born and raised in Thagaste. He tried to retire here until, reluctantly, he returned to public life in Hippo Regius. He remains an Algerian legend. Read more.
Ethnicities in Eastern Numidia
The ancient city of Calama probably had a Punic origin. It prospered under Masinissa's Numidian kingdom before incorporation into Rome's political sphere. Like Hippo Regius and Thagaste, it was part of the Roman province called Africa Proconsularis. However, this was originally Numidian territory. Like cities elsewhere in the region, Calama was ethnically diverse. Stelae housed... Continue Reading →
Sactutius Himir Lived for 70 Years
Punic and Latin came to North Africa via successive waves of colonialism. The indigenous ancient language is often presumed to be the ancestor of modern Tamazight, or Berber. But the link between them is not entirely secure, so when speaking of the ancient language the neutral term "Libyc" or "Libyan" (the Greek word for "African")... Continue Reading →
76 New Photos of Stelae and Inscriptions from Hippo Regius
76 photos of stelae and inscriptions—Libyan/Berber, Punic, and Roman—from Hippo Regius are now available on Terrae Transmarinae's Flickr page. Take a look! Thousands of other photos from Roman Africa are on their way. https://www.flickr.com/photos/184612901@N08/48767363231/in/album-72157711004998337/