Algerian Chedda or Chedda Tlemcen (named for the city Tlemcen, where the dress was developed). Click to enlarge
The Chedda is a traditional dress for wedding festivities. The symbolic features of the costume are pearls, henna, red stones, gold, spangles and other elements to chase away demons. These items are passed down through the family.
Algerian traditional karakou. It consists of the high karaku, which is a jacket, often of velvet and worked with golden thread called majboud or fetla. It is often worn with trousers (seroual) which can be seroual chelka (straight with slits on the sides) or seroual mdouer (bouffant).
The sun casts beautiful light on a castle in Algiers.
This castle marks some of the most important history of the city of Algiers embodied in the extensions of the city and the Casbah towards the sea in the Ottoman period (between the sixteenth and nineteenth century).
Failure of containment during an underground nuclear test of French Atomic bomb, In Eker Algeria, 1962
The “Béryl incident” was a French nuclear test, conducted on May 1, 1962, during which nine soldiers of the 621st Groupe d'Armes Spéciales unit were heavily contaminated by radioactivity.The test took place at In Eker, Algeria, then a French department, and was designed as an underground shaft test.Due to improper sealing of the shaft, radioactive rock and dust were released into the atmosphere. The soldiers were exposed to as much as 600 mSv. As many as 100 additional personnel were exposed to lower levels of radiation, estimated at about 50 mSv, when the radioactive cloud produced by the blast passed over the command post, due to an unexpected change in wind direction. Among those exposed were several French government officials, including French Defense Minister Pierre Messmer and Gaston Palewski.
Kabyle fashions of Algeria.
The Kabyle people (Kabyle: Iqvayliyen) are a Berberethnic group native to Kabylia in the north of Algeria, one hundred miles east of Algiers. They represent the largest Berber-speaking population of Algeria and the second largest in Africa.