My Missing Countries/ Sites List

Complete List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Missing and Received can be seen HERE

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Mauritania: Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata

"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."
Source: UNESCO World Heritage List

It literally seems to be as a red village and is an amazing site! The complete site is listed in the list as "Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata" whereas the view on the postcard is from "Ancient Ksour of Ouadane".
What do you think?


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