Monday, February 6, 2017

The Old Towns of Djenné | Mali

Unesco whs Mali
Inhabited since 250 B.C., Djenné became a market centre and an important link in the trans-Saharan gold trade. Its traditional houses, characterised by the intensive and remarkable use of earth, of which nearly 2,000 have survived, are built on hillocks (toguere) as protection from the seasonal floods.

The Old Towns of Djenné is a UNESCO World Heritage site.


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