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

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Location Oudane, Chinguetti: region de l’Adrar; Tichitt: region du Tagant; Oualata: region du Hodh Echchargut, Mauritania
Coordinates N20 55 44.004 W11 37 24.996
Date of Inscription 1996

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/750 )

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.

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Ksar of Ouadane Minaret, Chinguetti Ksar of Tichit
Ksar of Oualata    

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