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Timgad Algeria Ancient Africa Roman Ruins Emperor Trajan c1920 Trade Card

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Seller: ajdmba (10,291) 99.8%, Location: S.E. USA, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 351831684028 Timgad Algeria Ancient Africa Roman Ruins Emperor Trajan c1920 Trade Card NOTE: THESE ARE NOT POSTCARDS - THEY ARE TRADE/ADVERTISING CARDS. THEY ARE SMALLER THAN A STANDARD POSTCARD AND THERE IS ADVERTISING TEXT ON THE BACK! THE ACTUAL CARD SIZE IS APPROXIMATELY 2 7/8 '' X 4 3/8 '' OR 7 cm. X 11 cm. THIS IS AN ORIGINAL c1920 TRADE - ADVERTISING CARD ANCIENT ROMAN RUINS IN AFRICA TIMGAD ALGERIA THERE IS ITALIAN TEXT ON THE BACK Timgad (called Thamugas or Thamugadi in old Berber) was a Roman-Berber town in the Aures Mountains of Algeria. It was founded by the Emperor Trajan around AD 100. The full name of the town was Colonia Marciana Ulpia Traiana Thamugadi. Trajan commemorated the city after his mother Marcia, eldest sister Ulpia Marciana, and father Marcus Ulpius Traianus. I HAVE MANY ROME AND ARCHAEOLOGY CARDS THE WRITING ON THE BACK IS NOT GRAFFITI ! IT IS THE SIGNATURE OF THE OWNER OF THE COMPANY AND APPEARED ON ALL OF THESE CARDS. NOTE: I HAVE MORE THAN ONE CARD FROM THIS SERIES ON AND THE IMAGE OF THE BACK OF THE CARD MAY NOT BE FROM THIS CARD - THE BACKS ARE ALL SIMILAR. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL TRADE CARD. A WONDERFUL CHROMOLITHOGRAPH. THESE CARDS MAT AND FRAME VERY WELL! THEY MAKE GREAT GIFTS. THE COLORS ARE VERY BRIGHT AND VIBRANT. IT WAS NEVER GLUED INTO AN ALBUM. BUT IT MAY HAVE BEEN IN AN ALBUM WITH CORNER MOUNTS. THERE MAY BE DEPRESSIONS/FLAWS IN THE CORNERS WHERE THE ALBUM CORNER MOUNTS WERE. VERY MILD AGE-TONING (PATINA). THE CARD SIZE IS APPROX. 2 7/8 '' X 4 3/8 '' NOTE: THE IMAGE ABOVE IS LARGER THAN THE ACTUAL CARD SO YOU CAN SEE THE DETAIL. THIS SHOULD INTEREST YOU IF YOU COLLECT ITEMS ABOUT: Rome - Roman, Ancient History, north Africa, Ruins, Archaeology, Latin, Italy - Italian, Emperor, Imperial, Marble, Building, Construction, Architecture, Civilization, Myth - Mythology, God - Goddess. 1106 Around 100 A. D. the Roman Emperor Trajan built a city at the edge of the desert near the Aures mountains in what is now Algeria, North Africa. Ostensibly, the city was to help house the retired soldiers of Trajan's legions and it had a projected population of around 15,000. It was to these specifications that the city was originally built. Very soon, however, the city grew beyond its original confines and developed in a less strictly organized manner outside the original perimeters. The plan of Timgad follows the model of a Roman military camp or castrum; square shaped, grid-planned, with two main streets called the decumanus (east-west direction) and cardo (north-south direction). In the case of Timgad, the cardo only goes as far as meeting up with the decumanus (instead of continuing through) and it is at this intersection that one finds the forum or central square of Timgad. Just off the forum are the theater, public toilets, and other civic and religious institutional buildings such as the basilica. FROM: Auction Wizard 2000 - The Complete Auction Management Software Solution

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