1 Geology and Early History Room 
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0 Geography of Chimtou Area 
1 Tectonics, Geology and Marble 
2 Numidian Kings, Carthage and their Coins in Chimtou 
Vitrines in Room 1 3
Settlement and Agriculture in Protohistoric Chimtou
The rural house for millenia in Northern Africa, the gourbi, has been brought to an end in Tunisia by government efforts based on aspects of modern healthful housing. As its last examples vanish in the hills of Western Tunisia, its technical aspects at least should be commemorated as monuments of deep rooting rural culture. 
A neighbouring case is dedicated to the evaluation of excavation finds of domesticated and wild animal species (by Günther Nobis) between 500 and 100 before C.E. in the pre-Roman Berber village of Simitthu, and finds of human remains (by Renate Hahn) in its cemetery under the Roman forum.  (Excavations by C.B.Rüger, Mansour Ghaki and M.Khanoussi, 1980-1984).
4 The Living and the Dead in Protohistoric Chimtou 
Abassa Horseman 5
 The Abassa Horseman, Gods in Ancient Numidia 
The Abassa horseman, representation of a prince or god in Numidian outfit, is among the finest examples of indigenous Berber art in the 1st. cent.C.E.
Berber Monuments 6
Ancient Berber Scripture Monuments 
The two largest stelae with monumental inscriptions, showing the biggest Ancient 
Berber characters hitherto found. Made of the green schist of Borj Ehellal. 
Perhaps obelisk shaped landmarks of over 4 ms height to mark territiories of 1st cent.CE chiefs. This is almost certain since there is no funeral context.
Scale model of monument 7
Royal Numidian Monument 
F.Rakob´s Scale Model of his excavation results for the Royal Numidian Altar.
Painting of King Micipsa
King Micipsa's Arms (after a painting by P. Connolly) 
"Mounted King Micipsa in  Arms", life size colour transparency of a painting by English archaeological illustrator  Peter W. Connolly. The representation of the armour is based on the finds in what should be the 
pillar tomb of famous Numidian King Massinissa´s son at Essouma el Khroub 
near Constantine. The original of Connolly´s painting was presented in 1980 to the museum  of Constantine, Algeria.
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