Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Ottoman Period (TOP)

Algiers Bay view. by Rottiers Witdoeck 1828

Preceeding the famous French Colonisation, the Ottoman presence in Algeria which lasted about 300 years (1525-1830) did surly imprinted its presence in major Algerian cities like Algiers and Bejaia.

Today still Turkish descendants recognized by their family names as well as the wonderful houses of the Casbah (Moorish city) and the Fahs (Suburbs) allow to recall to our memories a recent riche but almost forgotten period.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this amazing journey through previous times of this eternal city ...


Amine of Algiers