Sites & cities that bear the name of Cherchell


Today in : Algeria
First trace of activity : 600 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : ʾy (𐤀𐤉), Iol, Jol, Ἰὼλ, Iol Caesarea, Ἰὼλ Καισάρεια, Iṑl Kaisáreia, Caesarea Iol, Caesarea Mauretaniae, Colonia Claudia Caesariensium Iol, Caesarea in Numidia, ἡ Καισάρεια, hē Kaisáreia, ⵛⴻⵔⵛⴻⵍ, شرشال, Shershel

Description : Cherchell (Arabic: شرشال Berber: ⵛⴻⵔⵛⴻⵍ) is a town on Algeria's Mediterranean coast, 89 kilometers (55 mi) west of Algiers. It is the seat of Cherchell District in Tipaza Province. Under the names Iol and Caesarea, it was formerly a Phoenician, Carthaginian, and Roman colony and the capital of the kingdoms of Numidia and Mauretania.

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