Cherchell

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Cherchell

 

a city in northern Algeria, situated on the Mediterranean Sea. Located on the Algiers-Oran highway. Population, 11,700 (1966). Cherchell, a fishing port, produces canned fish and wine.

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He concentrates especially on the establishment and transformation of cities like Caesarea Maritima, Leptis Magna, Iol Caesarea, and Lugdunum (Lyons).
He does not, for example, consider Iol Caesarea (modern Cherchel, Algeria), the provincial capital of Mauretania Caesariensis, at all, nor mention Leveau's fundamental work, Caesarea de Mauretanie, [1984] yet, the influence of Greco-Roman concepts upon this town's appearance in the first century B.