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The unflinching African sun has continued to plague our expedition, making it impossible to dig until dusk. How Professor Herbert managed to find the location in these vast plains of nothingness remains a mystery to me.

Daniel's diary, detailing his expedition in Algeria

Algeria (Arabic: al-Jazā'ir) is a country in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast, and a minor setting in Amnesia: The Dark Descent. The country itself is only mentioned in Daniel's diary entries in The Dark Descent.

Algeria is the main setting of the sequel Amnesia: Rebirth.


Little of Algeria is seen in Amnesia: The Dark Descent. The only actual location mentioned, and possibly seen, is the Tomb of Tin Hinan, through a brief flashback in the Archives.

Algeria is, however, featured in one of the short stories in Remember - Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

Remember - Old Friends[]

Back in 1839, Daniel took part in Herbert's expedition to Algeria, in order to uncover an ancient tomb, located in the country's deserts. They arrive in Algiers on May 14. On the next day, Herbert meets up with his old friend, Faraj, and he receives a map from him that shows the way to the Tomb of Tin Hinan. Herbert and Daniel start making their way towards the tomb the next day.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent[]

On May 17, Daniel became trapped inside the tomb after the stone slab collapsed behind him, sealing him inside. Though Daniel's body was heavy to carry, he managed to move on, and suddenly saw a faint blue shimmer, which was The Shadow's orb. After closing it in his hands, the enchanting light began to spark brightly and spirit him away. While having visions about "spiralling towers, endless deserts and impossible geometry", he eventually was freed by a few Arabs, awoke to several orb pieces clasped firmly in his hands. Since the incident, Herbert sent Daniel back to England, fearing he might risk the entire expedition.

After these events, Herbert, who had connections to Alexander of Brennenburg, had found a second orb which he retrieved. Hoping that it would reach Alexander, Herbert's expedition had gone terribly wrong, as the only survivor, known as Abdullah had been badly injured, and rambled deliriously about the expedition being attacked by something horrible, which was in fact, The Shadow.

Amnesia: Rebirth[]

Algeria as seen in Amnesia: Rebirth.

In 1937, almost a century after the events of Amnesia: The Dark Descent the secrets of the Algerian deserts are disturbed once more. Tasi Trianon along with several other people are stranded as their plane - the Cassandra crashes during a private business flight, their plane crashing down somewhere between Salah and Kayes.

After the crash, Tasi, Yasmin and Metzer become embroiled in a series of events involving otherworldly matters.