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Friday, 17 March 2017

Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad,Algeria.


This site is located 36 km to the north-east of the town of M'Sila. This ensemble of preserved ruins, at 1,000 m altitude, is located in a mountainous setting of striking beauty on the southern flank of Djebel Maâdid. The Qal'a of Beni Hammad was founded at the beginning of the 11th century by Hammad, son of Bologhine (founder of Algiers), and abandoned in 1090 under the threat of a Hilalian invasion. It is one of the most interesting and most precisely dated monumental complexes of the Islamic civilisation. It was the first capital of the Hammadid emirs and enjoyed great splendour. This large sized card affixed with beautiful stamp was sent by Habib.
Date of Inscription: 1980
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