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Tanzania, Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara

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Location Lindi Region, District of Kilwa, Tanzania
Coordinates S8 57 28.008 E39 31 22.008
Date of Inscription 1981

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/144 )

The remains of two great East African ports admired by early European explorers are situated on two small islands near the coast. From the 13th to the 16th century, the merchants of Kilwa dealt in gold, silver, pearls, perfumes, Arabian crockery, Persian earthenware and Chinese porcelain; much of the trade in the Indian Ocean thus passed through their hands.

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