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Tipasa (Arabic: ولاية تيبازة ) Tibaza, older Tefessedt, Chenoua Bazar): A town on the coast of Algeria, capital of the wilaya of the same name, 30 mi (50 km) W. of the capital. Population of the commune (1906), 2725. Image File history File links Algeria-Tipaza. ... Arabic (; , less formally, ) is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ... The Chenoua language (self-denomination: Haqbaylit̠) is the Zenati Berber language of Jebel Chenoua in Algeria, just west of Algiers near Tipasa and Cherchell. ... Map of the provinces of Algeria in alphabetical order. ...


The modern town, founded in 1857, is remarkable chiefly for its pleasant situation and sandy beach. The roadstead is exposed to the NE and NW. There is a mole about 90 ft (27 m) long and anchorage in six fathoms (11 m). A considerable trade is done. The Roman city of Tipasa was built on three small hills which overlooked the sea. Of the houses, most of which stood on the central hill, no traces remain; but there are ruins of three churches — the Great Basilica and the Basilica Alexander on the western hill, and the Basilica of St Salsa on the eastern hill, two cemeteries, the baths, theatre, amphitheatre and nymphaeum. The line of the ramparts can be distinctly traced and at the foot of the eastern hill the remains of the ancient harbour. The basilicas are surrounded by cemeteries, which are full of coffins, all of stone and covered with mosaics. The basilica of St Salsa, which has been excavated by Stéphane Gsell, consists of a nave and two aisles, and still contains a mosaic. The Great Basilica served for centuries as a quarry, but it is still possible to make out the plan of the building, which was divided into seven aisles. Under the foundations of the church are tombs hewn out of the solid rock. Of these one is circular, with a diameter of 60 feet (18 m) and space for 24 coffins. 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... A mole is a massive structure, usually of stone, used as a pier, breakwater, or junction between places separated by water. ... A fathom is a non-SI unit of length. ... The Basilica of St. ...


Tipasa was founded by the Phoenicians, was made a Roman military colony by the emperor Claudius, and afterwards became a municipium. Commercially it was of considerable importance, but it was not distinguished in art or learning. Christianity was early introduced, and in the third century Tipasa was a bishop's see. Most of the inhabitants continued non-Christian until, according to the legend, Salsa, a Christian maiden, threw the head of their serpent idol into the sea, whereupon the enraged populace stoned her to death. The body, miraculously recovered from the sea, was buried, on the hill above the harbour, in a small chapel which gave place subsequently to the stately basilica. Salsa's martyrdom took place in the 4th century. In 484 the Vandal king Huneric (477‑484) sent an Arian bishop to Tipasa; whereupon a large number of the inhabitants fled to Spain, while many of the remainder were cruelly persecuted. After this time the city disappears from history; and, whether or not its ruin was caused by the Arabs, they seem to have made no settlement there. Phoenicia was an ancient civilization in the north of ancient Canaan, with its heartland along the coastal plain of what is now Lebanon and Syria, between the Lebanon Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. ... In politics and in history, a colony is a territory under the immediate political control of a geographically-distant state (or city, in ancient times). ... A statue of Emperor Claudius Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (August 1, 10 BC–October 13, 54), previously Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus, was the fourth Roman Emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, ruling from January 24, 41 to his death in 54. ... See also: Timeline of Christianity Beliefs Jesus crucifixion as portrayed by Diego Velázquez. ... Historically, a martyr is a person who dies for his or her religious faith. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 4th century was that century which lasted from 301 to 400. ... Events December 28 - Alaric II succeeds Euric as king of the Visigoths. ... The Vandals were an East Germanic tribe that entered the late Roman Empire during the 5th century and created a state in North Africa, centered on the city of Carthage. ... Huneric (d. ... Arianism was a Christological view held by followers of Arius, a Christian priest who lived and taught in Alexandria, Egypt, in the early 4th century. ...


Another town which in Roman times was called Tipasa is in the wilaya of Constantine, Algeria, 88 km (55 mi) due south of Annaba, 3140 feet (957 m) above the sea; it is now called Tifesh. The chief ruin is that of an extensive fortress, the walls of which are 9 feet (3 m) thick. Constantine or Qustantînah is a city:Constantine or Qustantînah (Arabic: قسنطينة ) and a wilaya (Arabic: ولاية قسنطينة ) in north-east Algeria, slightly inland, at about 80 kilometers from the coast. ... Annaba (ِArabic عنّابة, formerly Bône) is a city in the north-eastern corner of Algeria near the river Wadi Seybouse and Tunisian border. ...


Near Tipasa there is a longwave transmitter working on 252 kHz. This transmitter which uses a power of 1500 kilowatts is used for French transmissions to Europe. Longwave radio frequencies are those below 500 kHz, which correspond to wavelengths longer than 600 meters. ...


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Tipasa - definition of Tipasa in Encyclopedia (525 words)
Tipasa (Arabic Tibaza, older Tefessedt, Chenoua Bazar): A town on the coast of Algeria, capital of the wilaya of Tipasa, 30 m.
Tipasa was founded by the Phoenicians, was made a Roman military colony by the emperor Claudius, and afterwards became a municipium.
In 484 the Vandal king Huneric (477‑484) sent an Arian bishop to Tipasa; whereupon a large number of the inhabitants fled to Spain, while many of the remainder were cruelly persecuted.
Tipasa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (562 words)
Tipasa (Arabic: ولاية تيبازة) Tibaza, older Tefessedt, Chenoua Bazar): A town on the coast of Algeria, capital of the wilaya of the same name, 30 mi (50 km) W. of the capital.
Christianity was early introduced, and in the third century Tipasa was a bishop's see.
Near Tipasa there is a longwave transmitter working on 252 kHz.
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