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Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi
Site number:
1022
Type of site: Cultural
Date: 1882-1884
Date of Inscription: 2001
Location: Africa, Uganda, Kampala District
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Description: The Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi compose a site comprising about 30 ha of hillside within Kampala district. For the most part the site is agricultural, still farmed by traditional methods. The Kabakas of Buganda’s previous palace (erected in 1882 and transformed in 1884 into the royal burial ground) sits at the site’s heart, upon the hilltop. At present four royal tombs rest inside the Muzibu Azaala Mpanga, the main circular building graced with a dome. It is a chief example of an architectural triumph using natural materials, principally wood, thatch, reed, wattle and daub. However, the site's core significance is found in its ethereal values of belief, spirituality, continuity and identity. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Kasubi Tombs in Kampala, Uganda, is the burial grounds for four previous Kabakas (Kings of Buganda Kingdom), and a World Heritage Site.The royal enclosure at Kasubi hill was first built in 1881. Also known as the Ssekabaka's Tombs, these are the royal tombs where the following Kabakas are buried:Mutesa I (1835-1884), Mwanga II (1867-1903), Daudi Chwa II (1896-1939), Sir Edward Mutesa II (1924-1969).Kasubi Tombs remains an important spiritual and political site for the Baganda, as well as a tourist attraction. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Source: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1022
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
 
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