Bookmark and Share



1. Underground quarries

2. Numidian Altar & Roman Temple

3. Forum and Basilica

4. Theatre

5. Roman bridge

6. Baths

7. Aqueduct

8. Prison camps

9. Amphitheatre

10. Museum


Open LookLex Encyclopaedia

Open the online Arabic language course

Numidian Altar & Roman Temple
Numidian altar, Chemtou, Tunisia

Numidian altar, Chemtou, Tunisia

It looks almost as if it was new, the Roman temple which was originally was a Numidian altar. Climbing up here you may expect something spectacular, and all you get is a solid platform made from perfectly cut stones.
Among the few things telling about function is the staircase and the vaulted storage chambers. I believe that the ceremonies here must have been performed under open sky.
But the views from here are great, although not of central Chemtou.

By Tore Kjeilen