Timgad is an imposing Roman town where one can take time to saunter through the well-preserved ruins.
Declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1982, the Roman name initially was Thamugadi, built in 100 AD under the reign of Emperor Trajan, is believed to have reached a population of approximately 15,000 people, mostly by discharged army veterans, and became an important centre for both Catholic and Donatist Christians.
Continue walking down its immaculate grid of streets rolling over the steppe-land like a giant chess board, and you will pass the last remaining ruins of a library. Further on discover the large theatre, the Arch of Trajan, half a dozen temple enclosures and baths houses aplenty.
Don’t rush through this ancient town it is the most definitive proof of the golden age of the Roman Empire.