- The Tunisian Diamond on a display stand, in a glass box.
- A metal bridge above the diamond.
- A description of Tunisia on a stone plaque.
Description of TunisiaEdit
The description of Tunisia forms part of the exhibit and is written on a large stone plaque near the door to the exhibit.
"Tunisia is the smallest of the nations situated along the Atlas mountain range. The south of the country is composed of the Sahara desert, with much of the remainder consisting of particularly fertile soil and 1,300 kilometres (810 mi) of coastline. Both played a prominent role in ancient times, first with the famous Phoenician city of Carthage, then as the Roman province of Africa, which was known as the "bread basket" of the Roman Empire. Later, Tunisia was occupied by vandals during the 5th century AD, Byzantines in the 6th century, and Arabs in the 8th century. Under the Ottoman empire, Tunisia was known as "Regency of Tunis". It passed under French protectorate in 1881. After obtaining independence in 1956, the country took the official name of "Kingdom of Tunisia" at the reign of Lamine Bey and the Husainid Dynasty. With the proclamation of the Tunisian republic on July 25, 1957, the nationalist leader Habib Bourguiba became its first president and led the modernization of the country."