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“Grote tombe van een koningin.”

Ranked #9 of 42 things to do in Algiers
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 25, 2014

This monument is sometimes known as the Mausoleum of Juba and Cleopatra Selene. In the French language the mausoleum is known as Tombeau de la Chretienne, "the tomb of the Christian woman", because there is a cross-like shape of the division lines on the false door. In Arabic, the mausoleum is called the Kubr-er-Rumia or Kbor er Roumia, which means the tomb of the Roman woman. When the Arabs first conquered North Africa they used to call people, places or anything that was from non-Muslim origins Rûm, "Roman", after the Eastern Roman Empire.

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Reviewed May 9, 2014

This structure is, as others have mentioned, meant to be the tomb of King Juba II and his wife Cleopatra Selene (the daughter of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony). It is a very imposing structure and well worth a visit. You cannot go inside - you just walk around and peer closely at it. There is a nice view from the hill it is on of the surrounding plains.

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Reviewed May 3, 2014

It is built like a domed pyramid. The crosses on the doors of its four entrances gave it the name "Tomb of the Christian", but most likely it is the tomb of King Juba II and his wife Cleopatra Selene (the daughter of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony). A very unique looking structure. There was a time one could go inside the tomb but unfortunately it is now closed to the public. It was looted in antiquity and there is no vestige left that could identify the purpose of the tomb. An interesting historical enigma.

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Reviewed February 7, 2014

Little dificult to find, is close for Tipasa , the monument itself as nothing to see, cant enter inside, only make a tour around, some pictures and thats it. A small market close the main entry, tickets around 30 dinares. Nice for a week end.

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