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About this book
About this book
If you wonder: 'What have the Romans ever done for us?' you should perhaps visit Volubilis, the best-preserved Roman site in present-day Morocco, or the spectacular amphitheatre at El Jem, built by the wealthy proconsul Gordion who later committed suicide within his own great monument. North Africa: The Roman Coast is the first guide dedicated to the Roman heritage sites of modern-day Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya, and it brings the old stones to life with stories both triumphant and tragic of the characters that lived among them. It additionally gives details of nearby attractions of the present day, such as the Medina and Kasbah at Rabat in Morocco and the charming seaside villages of Sidi Bou Said and Mahdia in Tunisia, to create a guide that appeals to ruin-seekers and beach-lovers alike.
Introduction PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION Chapter 1 Background Information: The Romans Chapter 2 Practical Information PART TWO MOROCCO Chapter 3 Background Information Chapter 4 Practical Information Chapter 5 Ports of Entry Chapter 6 Tangier Chapter 7 Meknes Chapter 8 Rabat Chapter 9 Beyond the Romans PART THREE ALGERIA Chapter 10 Background Information Chapter 11 Practical Information Chapter 12 Ports of Entry Chapter 13 Algiers Chapter 14 Setif Chapter 15 Constantine Chapter 16 Batna Chapter 17 Annaba Chapter 18 Beyond the Romans PART FOUR TUNISIA Chapter 19 Background Information Chapter 20 Practical Information Chapter 21 Ports of Entry Chapter 22 Tunis Chapter 23 Kairouan Chapter 24 Beyond the Romans PART FIVE LIBYA Chapter 25 Background Information Chapter 26 Practical Information Chapter 27 Ports of Entry Chapter 28 Tripoli Chapter 29 Benghazi Appendix 1 Language Appendix 2 Roman Emperors and Other Leaders Appendix 3 Glossary of Roman Architectural Terms Appendix 4 Further Information Index
Ethel Davies is a photographer and writer with a passion for history. She has travelled through much of the ancient Western and Eastern world, and has chronicled sites in pictures and text.