Connection: BerbersKasbah of Algiers
- The current urban setting was designed in the tenth century by the Berbers during the Zirid dynasty. It was then enriched by contributions from other Berber dynasties which successively dominated the central Maghreb. (French wiki
)Le cadre urbain actuel est conçu au Xe siècle par les Berbères sous la dynastie des Zirides, il est ensuite enrichi par les apports des autres dynasties berbères qui dominent successivement le Maghreb central.
Connection: Charles VKasbah of Algiers
- The 1541 Algiers expedition occurred when Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire attempted to lead an amphibious attack against the Ottoman Empire's stronghold of Algiers. Inadequate planning, particularly against unfavourable weather, led to the failure of the expedition. (Wiki
Connection: AqueductKasbah of Algiers
- The water which supplies the old medina (...) was conveyed by a network of aqueducts dating from the time of the regency of Algiers, which is still in place; it is now replaced by a more modern distribution network, dating from the beginning of the 20th century. (French wiki
)L'eau qui alimente l'ancienne médina (...) était acheminée par un réseau d'aqueducs datant de l'époque de la régence d'Alger, lequel est toujours en place ; il est désormais remplacé par un réseau de distribution plus moderne, datant du début du XXe siècle10.
Connection: Sea PortsKasbah of Algiers
- On the Mediterranean Sea.
Connection: SlaveryKasbah of Algiers
- Slavery was practiced, especially for domestic work. There was also a significant presence of European captives. These captives (...) experienced a miserable life when they were employed in the galleys. (French wiki
) After Charles V's defeat at the Algiers expedition (1541), so many of Charles' troops were taken captive that there was a glut of slaves on the market in Algiers, so that 1541 was said to be the year when Christians were sold for the price of an onion per head. (Wiki
)L'esclavage est (...) pratiqué, surtout pour les travaux domestiques et il faut également noter une présence non négligeable de captifs européens. Ces captifs (...) connaissent une vie plus misérable quand ils sont employés dans les galères
Connection: SpoliaKasbah of Algiers
- Some capitals of columns in the Kasbah were recovered from the Roman ruins of the Icosium site. (French wiki
)Enfin les chapiteaux, dont certains sont récupérés des ruines romaines du site d'Icosium, servent à orner la partie supérieure des colonnes.
Connection: Glazed tilesKasbah of Algiers
- The Mustapha Pasha Palace contains half a million old faience tiles originating from Algeria, Tunisia, but also from Spain and Italy. Ceramic tiles with floral and geometric designs were also used as decorations in the houses (in the patios and around windows). (French wiki
)Le Palais Mustapha Pacha est édifié en 1798. Une particularité de ce palais est qu'il contient un demi-million de carreaux de faïence ancienne originaires d'Algérie, de Tunisie mais aussi d'Espagne et d'Italie.
Connection: DomesKasbah of Algiers
- Several of the mosques in the Kasbah, like the Djamaa el Djedid and the Ketchaoua Mosque, have domes.
Connection: Notable minaretsKasbah of Algiers
- The minaret of the Djamaa el Djedid mosque is 25 metres high and has a a clock integrated in it. The clock was integrated into the minaret by the French architect Bournichon and was originally part of the Jenina Palace. (Wiki