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Memories of the Caravan Traders: Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata


Language: English

Founded in the 11th and 12th centuries to serve the caravans crossing the Sahara, these trading and religious centres became focal points of Islamic culture. They have managed to preserve an urban fabric that evolved between the 12th and 16th centuries. Typically, houses with patios crowd along narrow streets around a mosque with a square minaret. They illustrate a traditional way of life centred on the nomadic culture of the people of the western Sahara.


on this subject: WHC documentation about this site


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Place/region: Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt, Oualata, Mauritania, Sahara, North Africa
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: NHK; UNESCO TV
Coproducer/sponsor: UNESCO WHC
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Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-NHK-750
Rights holder: NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation