22 May 2016

Julia Hippo Regius (Algeria)

Hippo Regius Algeria 500

The Punic-Roman name Hippo Regius means Royal Harbour, because the city was one of the residences of the Numidian kings. It is the ancient name of the modern city of Annaba, in Algeria.

The city lies on the west coast of a bay to which it gave its name: Hipponensis Sinus. It was near the mouth of the river Ubus.

In late antiquity Saint Augustine "of Hippo" (born in nearby Thagaste) was bishop of the city, from 395 to 430 AD. He founded the first African monastery in the city.

A museum inside the archaeological area houses many statues that decorated the Forum, the baths and the private houses of Hippo Regius.

The city should not be confused with Hippo Diarrhytus.

See also:
- Roberto Piperno's pages about Imperial Hippo Regius and the Christian neighbourhood and the museum.
- A movie by Le Guide Touristique.

Si apprezza il nostro lavoro?

Sostienici con una donazione.

Articoli & progetti recenti

Marmo per Roma (inglese)

Marmo per Roma (inglese)

 In the empire there was a large port network to import and distribute marble to Rome. .......

Leggi tutto...

Porti militari romani (Inglese)

Porti militari romani (Inglese)

 

In addition, there were of course also ports built as military harbours and served as home to .......

Leggi tutto...

Tolemaide, la patria di Ario e la sua polemica cristianità (Inglese)

Tolemaide, la patria di Ario e la sua polemica cristianità (Inglese)

Ptolemais is located in eastern Libya historically known as Cyrenaica, roughly two hour’s drive from Benghazi......

Leggi tutto...

Tiro, luogo di nascita dell'Europa (Inglese)

Tiro, luogo di nascita dell'Europa (Inglese)

According to the Greek mythology Europe, daughter of a Phoenician king, was born at Tyre in Lebanon......

Leggi tutto...

Tabernae ad Ostia (Inglese)

Tabernae ad Ostia  (Inglese)

Originally a taberna was a one-room shop for the sale of goods or for services. .....

Leggi tutto...
Ultime notizie

About Roman Ports

Amor and PsycheWe are committed to providing versions of our articles and interviews in several languages, but our first language is English.

Please become a member of the Facebook group, which is our main communication platform. There you can learn about upcoming events and items of interest, post your own photos, or share any stories or general questions you may have.

If you have specific questions about our organisation, questions about financial issues, if you would like to assist in the production of our online magazine, or if you have specific requests or ideas for content, use our contactform below. You can contact us in any language!