The Museum - and how to get there
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Directions & Opening Hours
Opening hours: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. daily from October 1 to March 31, 9.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. daily from April 1 to September 30, closed on religious holidays. 
Adress: Complexe Muséographique de Chimtou, 
Aïn Ksir, 
8100 Jendouba, 
Tél : 08. 602 143 
Directions: Take National Road 17 (Jendouba - Tabarka) to crossing with Road 59 (Bulla Regia - Thuburnica), then go westbound via Aïn Ksir, approximately 16 kms. 

The Interior:
Numidian Royal Monument
Three show rooms and a lecture room surround the heart of the museum: an open air space with the reconstructed façade of the Hellenistic Altar from the sacred hill, amounting to an exhibition space of 1500 square metres. A panoramic roof provides a glance both at the Altar below and at its original position on the hill-top above. This singular monument was the main find of joint German-Tunisian excavations by Friedrich Rakob and other German and Tunisian archaeologists between 1965 and 1990. The open air space with about 200 seats (incl. roof seats) in front of the monument was also designed by architect J.M. Klessing to serve as an open air theatre. An additional information room offers a video tour to the museum's topics. Christoph B. Rüger and Martin Hartmann, archaeological museologists, designed the museum's core concept and arranged the exhibition rooms. 
An array of excavations and other research results describe geology, protohistory and part of the Roman period of ancient Simitthu and its region.  The area is still being researched.  Some of the results will soon be documented via this website. 
Roman Quarry Road and Late Roman Town Street

A Clickable Map of the Museum
Click on a room to view details
Museum Map See a description of Room 1 - Geology and Early History See a description of Room 2 - The open inner court and panorama roof, featuring the Royal Numidian Monument Façade See a description of Room 3 - The Marble Room See the entrance dome (Room 0) See a description of Room 4 - The Roman Colony See a description of Room 5 - The Information and Lecture Room

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