American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An ancient Roman city in northeast Algeria. Founded by Trajan in A.D. 100, it is sometimes called "the Pompeii of North Africa” because of its extensive, well-preserved ruins.
- n. an ancient town founded by the Romans; noted for extensive and well-preserved ruins
“The Ambassador says in reply to King Magnus -- "Oh, I suppose you mean, by Germany, the chain of more or less Soviet Republics between the Ural Mountains and the North Sea; and France, by which I take it you mean the Government at New Timgad, is too busy in Africa to fuss about what is happening at the end of your little Channel Tube; so long as Paris is full of Americans, and Americans are full of money, all's well in the west from the French point o f view.”
“To-morrow you will see Timgad, which is the most wonderful town in the world.”
“Volubilis seems to have had the extent and wealth of a great military outpost, such as Timgad in Algeria; but in the seventeenth century it was very nearly destroyed by Moulay-Ismaël, the Sultan of the Black”
“Timgad is a bit of an extreme example, but only because the Roman city is so clearly visible.”
“Listen to Belloc again in words written from the solitude of the Sahara as he pondered the ruins of Timgad:”
“A bronze plaque was affixed to a public building in Timgad, in Numidia (now Algeria), a city built as a bastion against the Berbers, which literally provided a recommended price list for payments to ensure the prosecution and success of various kinds of litigation.”
“We went to Africa merely to see Timgad, since my principal interest in life is archeology.”
“Always interested in the relics of the mighty past Lord Northsquith made a special trip to the East Algerian Highlands to visit Timgad, and spent several minutes in the _tepidarium_ of the Roman baths.”
“Such a people lived in Timgad and left it probably about the time that waning Rome began to call home her outposts.”
“When all the clatter had died away Timgad stood there in silence.”
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