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Centuries-old African cities that stood the test of time to exist today

October 05, 2018 at 11:30 am | History

Nduta Waweru

Nduta Waweru | Contributor

October 05, 2018 at 11:30 am | History

Photo: Unesco

Djenné-Djenno

Located in the Niger River Valley in Mali, Djenné-Djenno is the original site of the now-famous Djenne town. It is not only one of Mali’s and Africa’s ancient sites but also the best-known archaeology site in sub-Saharan Africa.

It was reported that the city was abandoned in 900 BC and moved to the present-day Djenne, where the Djenne Mosque is located.  This city was vital in proving wrong the fact that African cities only developed after the arrival of Asian traders.

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