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ID: 7001315
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7001315

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Qacentina (inhabited place)  Qacentina (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 36 22 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 36.3667  decimal degrees
Long: 006 37 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 6.6167  decimal degrees

Note: Founded by Carthaginians; was capital city of the berber Kingdom of Numidia in northern Africa (modern Algeria). Obtained the height of its power during the rule of Micipsa 2nd century BCE; destroyed by war 311; reconstructed by Constantine the Great 313; taken by Arabs in the 7th century, by Turks in the 16th century and by French in 1837.

Names:
Qacentina (preferred,C,V)  ............ after 1981
Constantine (C,V)  ............ renamed 313
Blad el-Hawa (C,V)
Cirta (H,V)  ............ ancient
Tzirta (H,V)
Kirtha (H,V)
Sarim Batim (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Algeria (nation)  ........  Algeria (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Constantine (province)  ............  Constantine (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Qacentina (inhabited place)  ................  Qacentina (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  prehistoric cave settlement
city (C)
department capital (C)
capital (H)  ............  of Numidia, 3rd cen. BC

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Numidia .......... (former nation/state/empire)
..................  (World, Africa) [7030333]

Sources and Contributors:
Blad el-Hawa..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 201
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) III, 564
Cirta..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 201
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) III, 564
..............  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 9967
..............  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979)
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 288
Constantine..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 201
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) III, 564
.......................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 288
Kirtha..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 201
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) III, 564
Qacentina..........  [VP Preferred]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 201
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) III, 564
....................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-141
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 288
Sarim Batim..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 201
Tzirta..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014)
Subject: .....  [GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 201
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) III, 564
..................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 9967
..................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979)
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-141
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 288
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014)

 

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