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Altava is an ancient Roman city, located in modern-day Algeria. Named Lamoriciere at the time of the French presence, is located at Ouled Mimoun near Tlemcen.

Altava was located on the Roman road from strategic Theveste at Numerus Syrorum (Magnia).

After the vandal invasion in 429, Altava became the capital of an independent Romano-Berber state.

Between 550 and 578 the city was the capital of independent Berber kingdom Garmul.


Coordinates: 34°53′11″N 1°01′29″W / 34.88639°N 1.02472°W / 34.88639; -1.02472

Philippe Sénac et Patrice Cressier : "Histoire du Maghreb médiéval VII - XI ème siècle" Armand Colin. Paris. France. 2012