Timgad (called Thamugas or Thamugadi in old Berber) was a Roman-Berber town in the Aurès Mountains of Algeria. It was founded by the Emperor Trajan around AD 100. Trajan commemorated the city after his mother Marcia, eldest sister Ulpia Marciana, and father Marcus Ulpius Traianus. It is located in modern-day Algeria, about 35 km east of the town of Batna, the ruins are noteworthy for representing one of the best extant examples of the grid plan as used in Roman city planning.
This particular poster was created in 1925 by the artist Edouard Herzig for the Algerian State Railways to promote tourist travel to the Roman ruins in Timgad. Born in Switzerland, Herzig moved to Algeria when he was in his twenties and made his home there, in Kabylie. He was a painter and an illustrator and may be best remembered for his work in the Algerian Pavilion of the 1925 Art Deco Exhibition in Paris. Orientalist p. 39.
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