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Learning to do: The Nubian vault (Burkina Faso). ©UNESCO 2010
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Learning to do: The Nubian vault (Burkina Faso)

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It clip highlights how an ancient Egyptian building method - the Nubian vault -, which requires only earth and water, was rediscovered by a Frenchman who transmitted this technique to Burkinabese masons. Today, the masons train apprentices, and the project has resulted in hundreds of dwellings that have been built by a qualified, local labour force.

This video is part of the DVD "Better City, Better Life". (available here)

Place/country: Burkina Faso
Type: Promotional material
Credits: Sylvain Braun, director. UNESCO, Education for Sustainable Development, producer.
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