the ruins of tipasa: algeria’s ancient punic trading post

With the blue Mediterranean in the background, the impressive ruins of Tipasa, an ancient Punic trading-post conquered by Rome and turned into a strategic...

tiddis: algeria’s red roman city of the gods

Castellum Tidditanorum, or Tiddis, is one of the least known and studied archaeological sites in Algeria and potentially one of its richest. Fully thirty...

meeting judge zakia hakki in iraq

As I was in Erbil airport waiting for my passport to be checked to leave the country, I overheard a woman speaking to a...

the thermal baths and the legend of hammam meskhoutine

Algeria’s Hammam Meskhoutine or, "the bath of the damned," is located fifteen kilometers from the city of Guelma in the northeastern part of...

a bird in the engine is worth two days in iraq

When one travels as much as I do you are bound to run into some travel issues. Whether it is the unfortunate confluence of...

the mysterious mausoleum of mauretania

Among the more interesting and mysterious archeological sites in Algeria is a structure that, while archaeologists claim they know the origins, they really can’t...

the duhok national museum in kurdistan, iraq

It is not every day that one gets the opportunity to visit a museum that is less than six months old. Visiting the National...

the city of fes, morocco

Fes is the medieval capital of Morocco, and represents a learned and glorious period in Islamic civilization. Fes has the best-preserved old city in...

in algeria, the ruins of madaura in the roman province of numidia

In Algeria's northeast not far from the city of M'Daourouch can be found the Roman town of Madauros , a first century town in...

vlog on november 1: national [revolution] day in algeria

With fireworks flaring and cannons firing, I was privileged to be in Algiers on November 1st, National or Revolution Day in Algeria. According to...

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