Mauretania Tingitana

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The Roman provinces under Trajan in 117
Mauretania Tingitana (highlighted) in 116

Mauretania Tingitana was a province of the Roman Empire .

After incorporation into the Roman Empire, Emperor Claudius divided the north-west African kingdom of Mauritania into the provinces of Mauretania Tingitana and Mauretania Caesariensis in AD 42 . The Tingitana comprised the western part, especially the area of ​​what is now northern Morocco, including Ceuta and Melilla . The administrative seat was initially Volubilis , located inland, and later Tingis, today's Tangier . In 427, the province, which was reduced to the coastal areas and mainly exported purple and valuable woods, was taken over by the Vandalsoverrun, but the Roman settlement remained. The Moors joined the Vandals.


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  1. Art. Mauretania, in: Der Kleine Pauly, Bd. 3, Sp. 1091-1096, here: Sp. 1095.