City of Timgad
 Great Buildings  Search  Advanced  Buildings  Architects  Types  Places  3D Models  Pix  Archiplanet   ArchitectureWeek  
Architect unknown
Subscribers - login to skip ads
Location Algeria   map
Date 100   timeline
Building Type city
 Construction System cut stone bearing masonry
Climate mediterranean
Context in Aures mountains
Style Ancient Roman, Corinthian
Notes Roman colonial city founded by Trajan. 40' high Arch of Trajan.





Plan Drawing

Discussion City of Timgad Commentary

"The walled but unfortified city was laid out in the usual rigid Roman grid pattern. The extensive forum occupies the lower center, with the 3,500-seat open-air theater adjacent, while four major baths, a library, and the Capitoline Temple constitute the other key buildings. Substantial houses and shops filled most of the blocks inside the walled core; the extensive but casually laid-out 'suburbs' outside accommodated the rest of the population."

— G. E. Kidder Smith. Looking at Architecture. p30.

Sources on City of Timgad

Georges Gromort. Historire Abregee de L'Architecture en Grece et a Rome. Paris: Vincent, Freal and Cie, Editeurs, MCMXLVII. NA260.G7. elevation drawing of arch, f119, p215.

G. E. Kidder Smith. Looking at Architecture. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, 1990. ISBN 0-8109-3556-2. LC 90-30728. NA200.S57 1990. discussion p30. photo of street to Arch, p30, columns, 31. — Available at

Henri Stierlin. Comprendre l'Architecture Universelle 1. Paris: Office du Livre S.A. Fribourg (Suisse), 1977. plan drawing, p77. no image credit.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about City of Timgad


Web Resources
Links on City of Timgad

City of Timgad at ArchiplanetFind, add, and edit info at the all-buildings collaboration

We appreciate your  suggestions  for links about City of Timgad.

 Great Buildings  Search   Model Viewing Tips   DW   Discussion   Blogs   Books   Archiplanet   ArchitectureWeek  
Subscribe free to weekly design and building newsletters by ArchitectureWeek

Quick Search by name of Building, Architect, or Place:   
Examples:  "Fallingwater",  "Wright",  "Paris"       Advanced Search
Send this to a friend | Contribute | Subscribe | Link | Credits | Media Kit | Photo Licensing | Suggestions

Special thanks to our sustaining subscribers including, and Saniflo Upflush.

© 1994-2013 Artifice, Inc. All Rights Reserved.