The first national colloquium on the archeological and historical heritage of Tipasa (70-km west of Algiers) opened Wednesday in the province’s university centre, with the purpose of highlighting Roman, Arab-Islamic and colonial monuments and remains.
“By choosing this theme, the university centre of Tipasa is seeking to highlight the existing interactivity between the university and its environment, as well as its involvement in the efforts aiming at preserving and promoting the region’s heritage,” said Director of the province’s university centre Fadhila Djenouhat.
Tipasa, she said, has always been known as a province rich in archeological sites, adding that this colloquium “marks the first scientific activity of this university, which opened in October 2012.”
"We want particularly to participate in the efforts for enriching historical and archeological researches initiated by the province, while drawing the attention of all the concerned persons (researchers and others) on the need to study and preserve this civilizational heritage,” added Djenouhat.
During this two-day colloquium, lecturers and university researchers will discuss four major themes related to the history of Tipasa and its remains, which date back to the prehistoric, Islamic and colonial periods.