• Short Summary

    Archaeologists excavating ruins near Cherchel's modern lighthouse on Joinville islet on the Algerian coast, uncovered the foundations of another lighthouse - built by the Egyptians and rebuilt by the Romans.

  • Description

    Archaeologists excavating ruins near Cherchel's modern lighthouse on Joinville islet on the Algerian coast, uncovered the foundations of another lighthouse - built by the Egyptians and rebuilt by the Romans.

    Beneath the dust of ages they also revealed a circular-designed mosaic flooring.

    A report of the institute of archaeological study for Algeria said the Cherchel lighthouse is a replica of the historically-famous lighthouse built by Ptolemy some 280 years BC at Alexandria.

    The islet called El in ancient times grew from a Phoenician supply base to become the capital of the old Kings of Mauritania. It took the name of Caesarea when Juba 11 became Governor of Mauritania under Emperor Augustus.

    In Roman ties Cherchel reached a population of 100,000 to become the second town of Roman Africa after Carthage.

    The discovery of the Egyptian remains are the latest trace to date of the era of Cleopatra, last queen of Egypt, and Anthony.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB0GDA8ODHFHODKKJ58OX1GVHB
    Media URN:
    VLVAB0GDA8ODHFHODKKJ58OX1GVHB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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