ALGERIA: Djemila Museum

My jaw hit the floor at this video – this museum, located near the Algerian city of Setif, is literally wall to wall (to ceiling?) with exquisite roman mosaics and other treasures. Absolutely stunning.

It’s located on the site of the Roman city of Cuicul, now called Djemila (meaning, very appropriately, “beautiful” in Arabic). Here’s a short video by UNESCO to give some context on the site itself:

You can poke around the ruins on streetview as well – the town is located in the highlands that make up part of the Atlas Mountains, so the landscape is additionally beautiful.

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