Located 70 km west of Algiers, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, Tipasa is a serial property inscribed in 1982 on the World Heritage List. An ancient Punic trading post, which was occupied by Rome, which made it a strategic base for the conquest of the Mauritanian kingdoms, Tipasa is a unique complex of Phoenician, Roman, early Christian and Byzantine remains, together with indigenous monuments. The property is composed of three sites: two archaeological parks (East and West) located near the present urban agglomeration and the Royal Mausoleum of Mauritania, situated on the Western Sahel Plateau of Algiers, 11 km south-east of Tipasa.

5 million Euros over 3 years
Project Leaders
Office National de Gestion et d'Exploitation des Biens Culturels Protégés - OGEBC (Algeria)
Main Partners
COPAM, Ministry of Culture, Wilaya de Tipasa, Centre National de Recherche en Archéologie (CNRA), Maison méditerranéenne des Sciences de l'Homme, Ville d'Arles, Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Etablissement Public de Coopération Culturelle du Pont du-Gard), Aix-Marseille Université/Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l'Homme/Centre Camille Jullian, Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères
Objectives of the project

Regularisation of the perimeter of the property and renewal of the Exceptional Universal Value

Elaboration of the management plan for the site.

Training of site managers

Training of the technical teams in the maintenance/ conservation of the site

Implementation of a diploma course in mosaic restoration (including removal)

Identification of ancient sewerage works

Improvement of the knowledge of the site (3D topographic surveys, digital database)

Global action for the identification of underwater archaeological potential

Establishment of a multi-year programme of preventive conservation and restoration of the site

Rehabilitation of Ancient Sewage Works

Restoration programme for three important monuments such as the amphitheatre which will serve as an example for the whole site

Landscape treatment

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CoPaM in action
Support to the coordination of the global project led by the OGEBC
Provision of heritage expertise on the elaboration of the management plan
Strengthening cooperation between scientific and professional operators
Support in the search for funding
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