Into the Sahara: Algeria
Venture to one of the few remaining frontiers of art and archaeology, and discover a culture weaving together nomadic Berbers, Ancient Romans, Mediaeval Vandals and Umayyads, French colonists and modern Algerians.
Begin in Algiers, visiting the extraordinary collection of the National Museum of Antiquities and Islamic Arts, the lively Kasbah and the colonial Cathedral of Our Lady of Africa. Continue to Sétif and see the stunning 3rd century AD mosaic the ‘Triumph of Dionysus’, and explore the Roman architectural legacy of temples and triumphal arches in the ancient sites of Djémila and Timgad. Marvel at the city of Constantine, one of the most important power-centres of Roman North Africa, sitting above a deep gorge spanned by multiple bridges.
Then enter the Sahara, visiting the red mudbrick town of Timimoun, where markets and fortresses have grown up around precious sources of water surrounded by the endless desert dunes, and discover the distinctive Mozabite Berber culture in the oasis of Ghardaïa.
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This tour is part of the World Art Tours program organised by the Art Gallery Society of NSW in partnership with Renaissance Tours.