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Clip #: AD-28-2
Library: Getty Images
Filmmaker: Rene Moreau
Subject: Archaeological Sites
Title card: "Les Ruines De Timgad / The Ruins of Timgad"
Film, Rene Moreau (Cinematographer)
HA PAN ruins at Timgad, Aur�s Mountains in BG.
WS Roman columns amongst ruins, cloudscape in BG.
Silhouetted Roman columns backlit by clouds.
PAN colonnade. WS LS darkened Trajan's Arch flanked by colonnades.
VS Algerian natives walking on ground of Trajan's Arch.
TU Roman columns on side of archway.
EXT Timgad Museum w/ Roman busts & statues along wall.
VS silhouetted Timgad ruins at sunset, backlit by setting sun.
Title card: "Fin / The End"
Original nitrate film elements no longer available Timgad (Arabic,called Thamugas or Thamugadi by the Romans) was a Roman colonial town in North Africa founded by the Emperor Trajan around 100 AD. The ruins are noteworthy for being one of the best extant examples of the grid plan as used in Roman city planning.
The ruins of the town are located in modern-day Algeria, about 35 km from the town of Batna. The city was founded ex nihilo as a military colony, primarily as a bastion against the Berbers in the nearby Aures Mountains. It was originally populated largely by Parthian veterans of the Roman army who were granted lands in return for years in service.
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