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Stone Circles of Senegambia

CountryGambia, Senegal
Date of Inscription2006
CategoryCultural Sites
UNESCOhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1226

The site consists of four large groups of stone circles that represent an extraordinary concentration of over 1,000 monuments in a band 100 km wide along some 350 km of the River Gambia. The four groups, Sine Ngayène, Wanar, Wassu and Kerbatch, cover 93 stone circles and numerous tumuli, burial mounds, some of which have been excavated to reveal material that suggest dates between 3rd century BC and 16th century AD. Together the stone circles of laterite pillars and their associated burial mounds present a vast sacred landscape created over more than 1,500 years. It reflects a prosperous, highly organized and lasting society.

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Capital: Banjul
Currency: Dalasi (GMD)
Language: English, Mandinka
Time Zone: UTC

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