Exhibition on Tuareg queen Tin Hinan inaugurated in Algiers

APS - 26 April 2021

ALGIERS- Minister of Culture and Arts, Malika Bendouda, inaugurated Sunday at the National Public Museum of Bardo, in Algiers, an exhibition dedicated to the Tuareg queen Tin Hinan.

The exhibition gives a historical overview of the discoveries of a Franco-American archaeological excavation in 1925 in the locality of Abalessa (80 km from the capital of the province of Tamanrasset) where the skeleton of Tin Hinan with its jewels and funerary furnishings had been disclosed.

The exhibition also includes more than 180 pieces of traditional silver Tergui jewelry dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, donated to the Museum by a French collector as well as photographs on Abalessa, its architecture, environment and plastic art paintings highlighting the richness and diversity of the Tergui heritage.

In addition to a traditional tergui leather suit dating from the late 19th century, and jewelry in gold, silver and bronze dating from the 4th and 5th centuries, the exhibition highlights the Algerian and international literary and historical works on the history of the region and its legends, including those relating to the legend of Atlantis, some of which link to the Ahaggar.