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An ancient Roman city in northeast Algeria. Founded by Trajan in ad 100, it is sometimes called "the Pompeii of North Africa" because of its extensive, well-preserved ruins.
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Noun1.Timgad - an ancient town founded by the RomansTimgad - an ancient town founded by the Romans; noted for extensive and well-preserved ruins
Algeria, Algerie, Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria - a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea with a population that is predominantly Sunni Muslim; colonized by France in the 19th century but gained autonomy in the early 1960s
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La scene du site archeologique de Thamugadi a vu defiler de grands artistes algeriens et de vedettes arabes et etrangeres, et le festival a perpetue l'acte culturel, a precise le ministre.
Some specific topics: case studies of Thamugadi and Cuicul, women and animal sacrifice, portrait statues of women on the island of Delos, fashion and dress, medical provision, and travellers.
50) Thamugadi era conocida como una ciudad revoltosa con el protagonismo de Gildone y el obispo Optato, predecesor de Gaudencio.