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View of the Library, c. 100 AD, High Imperial Period (27 BC-395 AD)

View of the Library, c. 100 AD, High Imperial Period (27 BC-395 AD)


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View of the Library, c. 100 AD, High Imperial Period (27 BC-395 AD)

GDG267004 View of the Library, c.100 AD, High Imperial Period (27 BC-395 AD) by Roman Imperial Period (27 BC-476 AD); Timgad, Algeria; (add.info.: Biblitoheque; Thamugadi; Haut empire romain; roman colonial town in North Africa founded by the emperor Trajan in 100 AD; ); eGerard Degeorge; out of copyright

Media ID 22356508

© Gerard Degeorge / Bridgeman Images

Algeria Algeria Algerian Algerian Algerians Archaeological Site C2nd Columns Maghreb Maghrebi Maghrebian Roman Military Colony Arab Civilization Sudan


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This print showcases the stunning "View of the Library" from around 100 AD, during the High Imperial Period of the Roman Empire. The image transports us to Timgad, a remarkable Roman colonial town in Algeria, founded by Emperor Trajan in 100 AD. The library, known as Bibliotheque Thamugadi, stands proudly amidst the architectural marvels of this ancient city. The grandeur and sophistication of Roman design are evident in every detail captured by Gerard Degeorge's lens. The imposing columns that flank the library entrance create a sense of awe and reverence for knowledge and learning. Despite being ruins now, they still exude an air of majesty. As we gaze upon this photograph, we are reminded not only of Rome's military presence but also its cultural influence on North Africa. This archaeological site serves as a testament to Arab civilization's rich history and its fusion with African cultures. The image invites us to explore beyond what meets the eye - it speaks volumes about human progress and resilience throughout time. It reminds us that even after centuries have passed since its creation, art continues to inspire admiration and wonder. Gerard Degeorge has masterfully captured this moment frozen in time so that we may appreciate both the beauty of ancient architecture and our shared heritage. Through his lens, he allows us to travel back through history while reminding us that these treasures belong not just to one nation or people but to all who seek knowledge and understanding across borders.

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