For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for Henchir Guergour Neopunic inscriptions.

Henchir Guergour Neopunic inscriptions

36°21′16″N 8°31′05″E / 36.354507°N 8.517999°E / 36.354507; 8.517999 The Henchir Guergour Neopunic inscriptions are a series of ten Neopunic inscriptions discovered by René Cagnat at Henchir Guergour, also known as Masculula, near Touiref in the Kef Governorate of Tunisia.[1] Two of the inscriptions are known as KAI 143–144, and three are kept at the Louvre.

They were first published in 1916 by Jean-Baptiste Chabot.[2]


In March 1881, French archaeologist René Cagnat visited the still unexplored ruins of a place known locally as Henchir Guergour. It is situated 3 kilometers north of Henchir Touiref, on the road from El Kef to Chemtou. Cagnat discovered about forty Latin inscriptions, among them a dedication which stated the ancient name of the place (Divo Augusto Sacrum. Conventus civium Romanorum et Numidarum qui capita Mascululae, published in the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum, VIII, 15775), as well as six neo-Punic inscriptions, three of which were badly damaged. Cagnat sent photographs and stampings to Ernst Renan, who had just published the first volume of Corpus Inscriptionum Semiticarum. In a second exploration in 1882, Cagoat discovered four more neo-Punic inscriptions, including one bilingual.[2]

The inscriptions

  • Chabot 1 = AO 5296
  • Chabot 2 = KAI 143 = AO 5297
  • Chabot 3
  • Chabot 4 = KAI 144
  • Chabot 5 = AO 5105
  • Chabot 6 (bilingual)
  • Chabot 7
  • Chabot 8
  • Chabot 9
  • Chabot 10, also J.-G. Février, Glanes Néopuniques, JA cclv, pp. 61–64. and G. Garbini, Dieci anni di epigrafia punica nel Magreb (1965-1974), StudMagr vi, p. 27



  1. ^ Chabot, Jean-Baptiste (1916). "Inscriptions néo-puniques de Masculula (Tunisie)". Comptes rendus des séances de l'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres (in French). PERSEE Program. 60 (4): 347–348. doi:10.3406/crai.1916.73746. ISSN 0065-0536.
  2. ^ a b Jean-Baptiste Chabot, Punica IX, Journal asiatique, 1916, pages 450 et seq
{{bottomLinkPreText}} {{bottomLinkText}}
Henchir Guergour Neopunic inscriptions
Listen to this article

This browser is not supported by Wikiwand :(
Wikiwand requires a browser with modern capabilities in order to provide you with the best reading experience.
Please download and use one of the following browsers:

This article was just edited, click to reload
This article has been deleted on Wikipedia (Why?)

Back to homepage

Please click Add in the dialog above
Please click Allow in the top-left corner,
then click Install Now in the dialog
Please click Open in the download dialog,
then click Install
Please click the "Downloads" icon in the Safari toolbar, open the first download in the list,
then click Install

Install Wikiwand

Install on Chrome Install on Firefox
Don't forget to rate us

Tell your friends about Wikiwand!

Gmail Facebook Twitter Link

Enjoying Wikiwand?

Tell your friends and spread the love:
Share on Gmail Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Buffer

Our magic isn't perfect

You can help our automatic cover photo selection by reporting an unsuitable photo.

This photo is visually disturbing This photo is not a good choice

Thank you for helping!

Your input will affect cover photo selection, along with input from other users.


Get ready for Wikiwand 2.0 🎉! the new version arrives on September 1st! Don't want to wait?