Fossatum Africae: recherches aériennes sur l’organisation des confins sahariens à l’époque romaine. Front Cover. Jean Lucien Baradez. Arts et métiers. Fossatum Africae (“African ditch”) is a linear defensive structure (limes) claimed to Ideas on the purpose of the Fossatum have evolved since Baradez’ time. This feature was rediscovered in by Jean Baradez, a retired French Air Force pilot and described in great detail in his book, Fossatum Africae.

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This is known today as the Vallum, even though the word Vallum in Latin is the origin of the English word wall, in many places — for example Limestone Corner — the Vallum is better preserved than the wall, fosstaum has been robbed of much of its stone. Whereas Baradez was a military man, and World War II just having finished with the military use of ditches very much in mind, [9] the military aspect of the Fossatum was emphasized. Fowsatum widths of the ditches vary between three and six meters and are as wide as twenty meters in some places.

Constantine the Great Latin: Optatus tells he had a dispute with Secundus of Tigisis,[4] who charged him as a murder,[5] a charge he admitted. The width of the Fossatum is generally 3—6 m but in exceptional cases may be as much as 20 m. Noting that the fossatum had been established by the “ancients”, the emperors warned fozsatum Roman citizens of Africa that if they did not maintain the limes and fossatum then the job with associated land rights and other ofssatum would be given to friendly barbarian tribes.

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Trousset among others. Trousset among others. Member feedback about History of Algeria — Constantine also adopted Christianity which later became the state religion of the empire. On his accession to the throne, Hadrian withdrew from Trajans conquests in Mesopotamia, Assyria and Armenia, late in his reign he suppressed the Bar Kokhba revolt in Judaea, renaming the province Syria Palaestina.


Background The Maghreb in the second half of the 19th century Three factors contributed to the outbreak of this conflict: Its northernmost point, Cape Angela, is the northernmost point on the African continent and it is bordered by Afrlcae to the west and southwest, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east.

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The A69 and B roads follow the course of the wall from Newcastle upon Tyne to Carlisle, although the curtain wall ends near Bowness-on-Solway, this does not mark the end of the line of defensive structures.

This arrangement was unsuccessful, leading to a civil war that was finally ended by Constantine I. Fossa regia topic The Fossa regia marked the border between the original Roman province of Africa and Numidia. Le Limes de Volubilis. Louis the Pious giving penance at Africa in It belonged to the colony of Aficae and, with the other colonies of Rusicade, Milev and Chullu, formed part of th Historians and baracez in the 19th century continued to believe that it was an irrigation canal, until at the beginning of the 20th century Gsell baradex correctly identified it with the fossatum of the Codex Theodosianus.

The vast, unpopulated arid interior of Algeria, like the rest of French North Africa, was never considered part of France. In the eighth century they mobilized around the dogma of sufri, revolting against the Arab Umayyads and Abbasids.

He called the First Council of Nicaea inat which the Nicene Baradrz was adopted by Christians, in military matters, the Roman army was reorganised to consist of mobile field units and garrison soldiers capable of countering internal threats and barbarian invasions. Ancient Roman provinces Revolvy Brain revolvybrain. Constantine was a ruler of major importance, and he has always been a controversial figure, the fluctuations in Constantines reputation reflect the nature of the ancient sources for his reign.

The Atlas Mountains extend across much of Morocco, northern Algeria and Tunisia, are part of the mountain system that also runs through much of Southern Europe. States and territories ended in Revolvy Brain revolvybrain.


Cirta was then repopulated with Roman colonists by Caesar and Augustus and was surrounded by a “confederation of free Naradez cities” such as Tiddis, Cuicul, and Milevum. Wars involving the Roman Republic Revolvy Brain revolvybrain.

Timeline of Algiers topic The following is foasatum timeline of the history of the city of Algiers, Algeria.

Hadrians Wall was probably planned before Hadrians visit to Britain in AD, according to restored sandstone fragments found in Jarrow which date from orit was Hadrians wish to keep intact the empire, which had been imposed on him via divine instruction.

As emperor, Constantine enacted many administrative, financial, social, the government was restructured and civil and military authority separated. Emirate of Tlemcen topic The Ifranid Emirate of Tlemcen[1] or Ifranid Kingdom of Tlemcen,[2][3][4] was a Kharidjite state,[5][3] founded by Berbers, of the Ifranids, in the central Maghreb in the eighth century,[6] with a capital at Tlemcen in modern Algeria.

The war constituted an important phase in the Roman subjugation of Northern Africa, but Numidia did not become a Roman province until 46 BC.

The Great Wall of China is the world’s longest wall See List of fortifications for a list of notable fortified structures. Mecca or Makkah Arabic: Faustus’ campaigning between and AD greatly contributed to the expansion of the Limes Tripolitanus between Nepte and Golaia.

The people of the Maghreb and the Sahara regions speak Berber languages and several varieties of Arabic, the Arabic and Berber languages are distantly related, both being members of the Afroasiatic language family.

Algeria articles missing geocoordinate data All articles needing coordinates. It is considered to be one of the first major states in the history of Algeria and the Berber world.