Many new archaeological sites have been discovered in Bled El-Hadba, commune of Bir El-Atar, Tebessa (600-km southeast of Algiers), said Lotfi Azzedine, the manager of the national office of cultural property management in Tebessa.
The same official said, Sunday, that during the development of the site “Bled El-Hadba” to host the project of the phosphate complex, nearly 40 new archaeological sites were discovered, highlighting that these sites include archaeological pieces dating back to distant times.
To this end, the local subsidiary of OGEBC in coordination with the National Center for Archaeological Research (CNRA) intervened on site to extract samples of these parts before transferring them to Algiers for expertise.
Stressing that the city of Tébessa encompasses 27 classified archaeological sites and no less than 2500 other unclassified, and includes 7,500 archaeological pieces dating back to various civilizations, the same official has expressed the wish to establish a museum to preserve the rich heritage of the city.”
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