Royal Mausoleum of Mauretania

on the road between Cherchell and Algiers
Tipaza Province, Algeria

Royal Mausoleum of Mauretania
Photo: Yelles Arif License: CC BY-SA 3.0
The Royal Mausoleum of Mauretania is a funerary monument on the road between Cherchell and Algiers. The Mausoleum is the tomb where Berber Juba II and Cleopatra Selene II, king and queen of Mauretania, are buried.

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Royal Mausoleum of Mauretania

Royal Mausoleum of Mauretania Categories

  • Ancient Structures

    The monument was built in 3 BC by the last King of Numidia, and later King of Mauretania, Juba II, and his wife Cleopatra Selene II, an Egyptian Greek Ptolemaic princess, the daughter of the Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt and Roman Triumvir Mark Antony.
  • Man-Made

    The monument is entirely built from stone. Its main structure is in a circular form with a square base topped by a cone or a pyramid. The square base measures 60 to 60.9 meters square or 200 to 209 foot. The height of the monument was originally about 40 meters or 130 feet in height.
  • Monuments and Memorials

  • Tombs and Graves

  • World Heritage Site

    The Royal Mausoleum of Mauretania and the group of ruins that are located along the Mediterranean Sea were recognized and listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982.


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