At first glance, an outsider may think that Timgad is just another Roman site tucked oddly in the Black Continent, but by observing closely at the city's grid pattern known as Thamugadi, visitors might understand why this city hidden for over a century in the mounds of sand is one of Algeria's UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Built as a bastion by Emperor Trajan, Timgad dominates the Aures Mountains in terms of scale for having a sprawling cardo (ancient Roman city planning) and a decumanus maximus (east-west road) leading to the southern Triumphal Arch, where the columns of the Temple of Jupiter Capitolium are nestled. Historically, the arch is constructed to honor the victory of the Romans over the Parthians.
At the end of the city lies the House of Ill Repute, complete with the House of Hermaphrodite, forums, public baths, shops, taverns or the so-called market of Sertius, and a theater. Though a part of Timgad is in ruins, there are still well-preserved areas like the Trajan Arch, the public baths, and the theater, which is still being used for the city's events.
Another interesting detail in Timgad is the 9000 inscriptions on the stone tombs found in the necropolis of the city. Timgad Museum puts the inscriptions in safekeeping, alongside with the collections of Roman and Phoenician artifacts such as the 1740 oil canvas of the Triumph of Venus and the still life mosaic of Filadelfis Vita, where Jupiter is shown chasing Antiope.
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