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Step Back in Time at the Lambaesis Ruin in Algeria

The Lambaesis Ruin in Algeria is located near Batna on the outskirts of a village by the name of Tazoult. Marcus Aurelius was in power during the years 161 AD to 180 AD and it was during this time that the town, along with the military camp, was constructed. It has been subsequently discovered that Lambaesis was built between the years of 123 to 129 AD and, though many of the structures were looted for the building of Tazoult, the Lambaesis Ruin of Algeria is still a breathtaking sight.

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The Battle of Algiers

Amongst the thousands of war movies about Algeria ever filmed, The Battle of Algiers stands out as one of the most controversial and disturbing ever made. For a movie that was filmed in 1966, the brilliance and dedication of the entire crew that worked on it shines through. It is such a realistic rendering of the epic war in Algeria, that it provokes emotions such as anger, dismay and relief. It is not an easy job to make a war movie without insulting either party involved in the conflict.

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Cheb Mami

Many internationally recognized and famous people have originated from Algeria. Some have been recognized politically while others have been recognized for their sporting achievements, and some for their musical talents.

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Off the Beaten Track to Kherrata Gorge

If you are planning a visit to Algeria and are looking for an attraction that is a bit off the beaten track the Kherrata Gorge is probably the sort of adventure you had in mind. Alluring and a bit dangerous, this gorge is not only stunning but it takes you past great scenery and gives you the chance to visit the small village of Kherrata along the way.

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The Well Adapted Fennec Fox

The Fennec fox is the smallest fox in the world and can be found in the Sahara Desert in Algeria as well as regions of North Africa. These beautiful creatures are also referred to as Desert Foxes because of the dry, hot habitat that the Fennec Foxes most commonly reside.

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El Hajj Muhammad El Anka – Master of Chaabi

The 20th of May 1907 saw the birth of the future master of the widely recognized traditional folk music called Chaabi. El Hajj Muhammad El Anka, born Ait Ouarab Mohamed Idir Halo, would also come to dominate the music scene through his inexhaustible songwriting, teaching many of those who were to follow in his famous footsteps as an accomplished musician.

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Ramsar Sites in Algeria

In 1971, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands was held in Iran with the objective of establishing an international conservation for the protection of wetlands. Wetland and environmentally sensitive areas designated as “protected” under the Rasmar Convention are shielded from any destruction by man or from overuse and waste.

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An Algerian Childhood: Collection of Autobiographical Narratives

The novel, “An Algerian Childhood”, was compiled and edited by Leila Sebbar and is rated by literary experts and readers as one of the best novels of all times. It evokes a variety of emotions. Through the eyes of a child, the world takes on a different color. Often, children’s understanding of traumatic events is underestimated and the book reflects this well documented fact. Algerian’s fought for 132 years to free themselves from the binds of the French and after succeeding in 1962, an internal battle began that touched the lives of young and old alike.

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