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, ancient Theveste, town (1998 pop. 153,246), NE Algeria, in the Atlas Mts. The town is an important agricultural market and is noted for its silk embroidery and carpets. The surrounding area is an important phosphate- and iron-mining region.
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On peut citer, en l'occurrence, les sites prehistoriques du Tassili et de l'Ahaggar, les villes antiques (Timgad, Theveste, Hippone, Cirta-) les vestiges des medinas (Alger, Tlemcen-), les ksour sahariens, mais egalement les nombreux edifices herites de l'epoque coloniale.
Maximillian, who was martyred in Theveste, in what is modern Algeria, for refusing to serve in the Roman army.
9.37) to their duties, which could take them to such cities as Utica, Thysdrus, Hadrumentum, Sabratha, Theveste and Hippo.
It witnessed the great annual Donatist pilgrimages to the cathedral of Bishop Optatus of Thamugadi (Timgad) from 388-98, and possibly the construction in these years of the equally impressive cathedral dedicated to the martyr Crispina at Theveste. The author's concession that the Catholic Church in Africa existed `licet in Paucis' (vii.
More significant even than this, however, is the simple fact that other female martyrdoms, such as that of Crispina, an African woman executed at Theveste in A.D.
Selon les explications donnees sur place, le site de Madaure, ville natale de l'auteur du premier roman dans l'histoire de l'humanite (Apulee de Madaure 123-200 AD), etait un centre de transit entre Hippone (Annaba) et Theveste (Tebessa) et etait considere comme site de rayonnement culturel.