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Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 13-16th century
Date of Inscription: 1981
Location: Africa, United Republic of Tanzania, Lindi Region, District of Kilwa
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Description: On two small islands near the coast lie the remnants of two grand East African ports that were much admired by early European explorers. The merchants of Kilwa dealt in gold, silver, perfumes, pearls, Persian earthenware, Arabian crockery, and Chinese porcelain from the 13th to the 16th century; much of the trade in the Indian Ocean hence traversed their hands. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  Kilwa Kisiwani is an Islamic community on an island off the coast of East Africa, in present day Tanzania. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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