Tiddis (or Castellum Tidditanorum) is a Roman city which depended on Cirta and located at 28 km of this one.
HistoryTiddis is an authentic Berber site called “LMBO eddar” or the “peak of the house” located within the imposing framework of the throats of Khreneg. It marks the presence of an old Berber civilization through inscriptions Libyque S and symbols on the Berber pottery. Tiddis was modified by the Romains and was arranged according to their system of urbanization.
This prosperous agglomeration, established on a plate, had a monumental door, thermal baths, industrial facilities (tanneries), a sanctuary of Mithra the 4th century apr. J. - C, but also a Christian vault.
Water towers and cisterns of all forms recall that the city was abandoned little by little because it missed sources. One can admire the circular mausoleum there that Quintus Lollius Urbicus, native of Tiddis, wire of a landowner Berbère, and become Préfet of Rome dedicated to the five members of its family.
The excavations were directed quasi exclusively by the archeologist André Berthier who devoted himself (of 1940 to 1973) to the release and the study exhaustive of this city. (see in bibliography)
Personalities originating in Tiddis
Other Roman cities of Algeria
- Cherchell (Caesarea)
- Lambèse (Lambaesis)
- Tebessa (Theveste) (temple of Minerve, arc of Caracalla)
- Timgad (Thamugadi)
- Tipaza (Tipasa)
- Zana (Diana veteranorum)
- Serge Lancel, ancient Algeria , Mengès Editions, 2003, ISBN 2-8562-0431-7
- Berthier Andre, " Tiddis, ancient city of Numidie" , Acad. beautiful letters, 2000
- Berthier Andre, " Numidie, Rome and Maghreb" , Ed.Picard, 1981.
- Berthier Andre, Decramer L.R., Ouasli CH. " New research on Bellum Jugurthinum" , 2001.
- Berthier Andre, July J., Charlier R., " Bellum Jugurthinum de Salluste and the problem of Cirta" , R.S.A.C., 1949
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