HOW TO MANAGE AND ENHANCE ARCHEOLOGY AND LANDSCAPE AT THE ROYAL MAUSOLEUM OF MAURETANIA (TIPASA, ALGERIA)
Keywords: Archaeology, Landscape, Management, the Royal Mausoleum of Mauretania
Abstract. Archaeological site and landscape are two interdependent and sometimes merged notions. The first should be taken into consideration to achieve coherent territorial planning that reveals and preserves the character and identity of a setting, while the second should be respected, protected and promoted in responsible projects of management and enhancement of archaeological sites. Dynamics of landscape transformations should closely consider the archaeological sites thereof and regard them as ingredients to emphasize rather than impediments to surmount. On the other hand, landscape should be conceived as valuable asset and a resource for archaeological heritage development. Based on these views, this paper develops a reflection on how the enhancement of both Archaeology and Landscape can be combined in the case of the Royal Mausoleum of Mauretania set in the city of Tipasa, Algeria. It highlights the Tomb’s architectural and archaeological significance as well as the ecological, natural, symbolic and emotional values of its exceptional landscape. It proposes a specific strategy to conceive and develop this vestige in harmony with its landscape.