• Al Qal’a of Beni Hammad


    The Qal’a of Beni Hammad is a remarkable archaeological site located 36 km to the north-east of the town of M’Sila. This ensemble of preserved ruins, at 1,000 m altitude, is located in a mountainous setting of striking beauty on the southern flank of Djebel Maâdid. The Qal’a of Beni Hammad was founded at the [...]
  • Lake Malawi National Park


    The park, which covers some 94 km2 , is composed of the Cape Maclear peninsula, three other disjunct mainland areas, 12 islands and lake waters that lie within 100 m of the park’s terrestrial components. Total water area is estimated as 7 km2 . Habitat types vary from rocky shorelines to sandy beaches and from wooded hillsides to swamps and [...]
  • Bassari Country


    (Bassari, Fula and Bedik Cultural Landscapes) The cultural landscape of Bassari is located in south-eastern Senegal, close to the Mali and Guinean borders, in a hilly territory, formed by the northern foothills of the Fouta Djallon Massif. Two distinct geographic environments feature the region: the alluvial plain and the peneplain to the north and the [...]
  • Kasubi Tombs


    The Kasubi site bears eloquent witness to the living cultural traditions of the Baganda. The spatial organization of the Tombs represents the best extant example of a Baganda palace/architectural ensemble. Built in the finest traditions of Ganda architecture and palace design, it reflects technical achievements developed over many centuries. The built and natural elements of [...]
  • The Island of Meroe


    The Island of Meroe is the heartland of the Kingdom of Kush, a major power in the ancient world from the 8th century BCE to the 4th century CE. Meroe became the principal residence of the rulers, and from the 3rd century BCE onwards it was the site of most royal burials. The property consists [...]

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TREASURING HERITAGE

September 23, 2014

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Our heritage is our origin story – the genesis of our people. For too long the stories of Africa have been warped by colonialism and oppression and it is important that we, present …day citizen of this continent, reclaim those tales and seek the truths buried by time, bloodshed and struggle. And we can find [...]



C’EST LE MOIS DU PATRIMOINE!

September 22, 2014

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C’est le Mois du patrimoine !! Et nous vous invitons à participer au concours et vous pourriez gagner l’un des 10 magnifique livres du patrimoine mondial africain!!! Quel est le site du patrimoine Africain aimeriez vous visiter et que feri…ez vous lors de votre visite? ! Postez votre réponse dans la section “commentaires” de ce [...]



BUILDING ENTREPRENEURS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH HERITAGE

September 16, 2014

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        This Heritage month the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) invites you to celebrate Africa’s amazing heritage sites and the ways in which we all benefit from the existence and preservation of our heritage. “Our heritage is our origin story and it is crucial that we take care of it. The mandate [...]



FOCUSING ON SOUTH AFRICAN HERITAGE SITES DURING HERITAGE MONTH

September 11, 2014

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The Fossil Hominid Sites of South Africa include the Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai and Environs, the Makapan Valley and Taung Skull Fossil Site. The Taung Skull Fossil Site is the place where in 1924 the celebrated Taung Skull – a sp…ecimen of the species Australopithecus africanus – was found. The Makapan Valley, also in the site, [...]



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September 10, 2014

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