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Enchanting Town of Mud: Old Towns of Djenné

Language: English
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Inhabited since 250 B.C., Djenné became a market centre and an important link in the trans-Saharan gold trade. In the 15th and 16th centuries, it was one of the centres for the propagation of Islam. Its traditional houses, of which nearly 2,000 have survived, are built on hillocks (toguere) as protection from the seasonal floods.


on this subject: WHC documentation about this site


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Place/region: Djenne, Mali, Sahara, Africa
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: NHK; UNESCO TV
Sponsor: UNESCO WHC
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Rights: NHK; UNESCO TV
 

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Original: Video.MPEG
Location: EV only
UMAS reference: AVFONDS-NHK-06.116
Rights holder: NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation
Additional info: MPEG: Russian; others: WMV

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