Chemtou

Chemtou

Chemtou, old Simitthus, was an ancient Roman-Berber town in northwestern Tunisia. It was founded as a Numidian colony in the 4th to 5th century BC, Chemtou later became a Roman town in the province of Africa. It was important enough to become a bishopric, before its eventual abandonment around 9th to 10th century.

Site Information

Country: Tunisia

District: Jendouba Governorate

Site History: First Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Amazighs

Later Cultures: Ancient Carthage + Roman

Site Features: Berber & Roman Monuments

UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: The ancient quarries of numbed marble of Chimtou

Date of Submission: 2012

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