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Cliff of Bandiagara, Land of the Dogons. ©UNESCO TV/ NHK 1989
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Cliff of Bandiagara, Land of the Dogons

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Summary/Historical Context

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The Bandiagara site is an outstanding landscape of cliffs and sandy plateaux with some beautiful architecture (houses, granaries, altars, sanctuaries and Togu Na, or communal meeting-places). Several age-old social traditions live on in the region (masks, feasts, rituals, and ceremonies involving ancestor worship). The geological, archaeological and ethnological interest, together with the landscape, make the Bandiagara plateau one of West Africa's most impressive sites.

Place/country: Mali,
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
Credits: UNESCO TV (publisher), NHK (publisher), Japan (publisher),
Published in: 1989

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