Created By: University of Southern Indiana (student)
Spend the day traveling the ancient city of Algiers and enjoy bits of the past hidden in the present. Starting in the Casbah of Algiers you will learn of modern archaeological practices as Algerian specialists extract artifacts from the Roman, Byzantian, and Ottoman empires. Travel further to see the worlds third largest mosque and statement to the modern wealth of Algiers. Multiple museums will be visited along this tour, each built in the reused husk of former French-Moorish construction. As the tour progresses into the end of the day it winds down with a house of torture so reviled that its future and present are locked in controversy and red tape. Finally look out over the city and see the Mediterranean on the horizon at the base of the Monument of the Martyr, a monument to the fallen heroes of the past that died to make the Algeria of today.