Category Algeria History

The rich history of Algeria is traced back to prehistoric times, with early inhabitants leaving behind impressive rock art, a testament to their ancient presence. Berber kingdoms, notably the Kingdom of Numidia, held sway in the region during the classical period, and their influence is integral to Algeria’s cultural heritage.

The arrival of the Phoenicians, and later the Romans, marked the start of a long period of foreign domination, with the area serving as a breadbasket for the Roman Empire. The decline of Rome saw a brief resurgence of Berber power before the region succumbed to the advancing Arab armies in the 7th century, resulting in the widespread adoption of Islam and Arabic culture.