Tipasa

Tipasa

also spelled  Tipaza 
 village, northern Algeria, noted for its ruins. It is located on the Mediterranean coast 42 miles (68 km) west of Algiers. It was a Phoenician outpost from the 6th century BC. Claudius granted it Latin rights (partial citizenship) when he annexed Mauretania in AD 46. Tipasa became a colony (with full Roman citizenship) within the following 150 years. St. Salsa, according to legend, was martyred there in the 4th century, and, after the rivalries between Roman Catholics and the Donatist heretics over the sanctity of ministers, the town was destroyed at the end of the 5th century. Among its ruins are a Roman forum, a curia, four thermal baths, a theatre, and a large cathedral with nine naves. The ruins were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982. The modern village, founded in 1857, is in a vine-growing district and caters to the tourist trade.

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