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Learning to do: The Nubian vault (Burkina Faso)
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Language(s): Plurilingual: Eng, Fre, Spa, Por, Chi

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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".  »consult it here

Place/country: Burkina Faso,
Type: Radio.TV.Report
Duration: 00:05:47
Author/director: Sylvain Braun,
Publisher/producer: UNESCO-ESD,
Published in: 2010

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