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Gambia, Senegal, Stone Circles of Senegambia

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Location Central River Division - Gambia, Kaolack Region - Senegal
Coordinates N13 41 28 W15 31 21
Property 9.85 ha
Date of Inscription 2006

Brief Description (http://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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