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Hi folks, this is just a quick query.

Does anybody have a map showing the location of the town/city of 'Hermione', in the area of Byzacena, in the province of Africa?? It's where Gelimer was located when Belisarius landed in Africa during the reconquest of the 6th century. I have tried for ages to find something in my own book collection and on the net, all to no avail. Have I just been unlucky, or is the location of the town unknown?

I just hope that somebody out there can help me!!

Thanks in advance.

Sonic

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Ian (Sonic) Hughes
Hello Ian
According to E. Lennox Manton in 'Roman North Africa'. London 1998. Gelimer was at the former royal city of the Numidian kings Bulla Regia, when Belisarius invaded. Bulla Regia is now a well know archaeological site in modern day Tunisia. Many of the buildings there were partially built underground for use in the hot climate and are therefore well preserved.

Hope this is of some use.

Graham.
Quote:Hello Ian
According to E. Lennox Manton in 'Roman North Africa'. London 1998. Gelimer was at the former royal city of the Numidian kings Bulla Regia, when Belisarius invaded. Bulla Regia is now a well know archaeological site in modern day Tunisia. Many of the buildings there were partially built underground for use in the hot climate and are therefore well preserved.

Hope this is of some use.

Graham.

Brilliant! :lol:

Thanks a lot for the quote, I'll go and read what he has to say!

Thanks again 8)

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Ian (Sonic) Hughes