Volume 1, Numéro 2, Pages 203-220
الكاتب : عقـون محمّد العربي .
The Numidian funeral building: the Medracen tomb as an original Numidian architectural specimen. The objective of this article is to present a very important subject which still has shadow cast over it. It is about one of ancient North African architectural masterpieces; it is specifically that sumptuous monument of the Medracen or the Mausoleum of Numidian Kings. This unique monument of its kind has been, and remains a fascinating subject, which continues to be mysterious. Was it really the origin of typical Numidian architecture? This study tends to analyze the identity of this monument according to its architectural details. The results showed that: The Medracen is an architectural development of the Bazina. It is the embodiment of purely Numidian religious beliefs. Also, it represents a unique architecture in its style and form. These data consolidate the Numidian identity of this monument and refute the opinions of some researchers who lack objectivity and try to make the real identity of the monument suspicious.
The Medracen tomb, Numidian architecture, history of ancient North Africa, excavations ضريح مدغاسن، العمارة النوميدية، التاريخ القديم للشمال الإفريقي، الحفريات Le tombeau Medracen, architecture numide, histoire de l’Afrique du nord antique, fouilles