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July 28, 2016 at 02:00 pm | Uncategorized

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July 28, 2016 at 02:00 pm | Uncategorized

Ruins of Loropeni

A section of the Ruins of Loropeni in Burkina Faso. We Love Ya Tours

Ruins of Loropeni (Burkina Faso)
Located in southern Burkina Faso, the Ruins of Loropeni are one of the ancient World Heritage sites and the country’s first World Heritage feature. The area is estimated to cover more than 11,000 square meters and consists of a wide range of structures including stone walls surrounding the historical fortress. This centuries-old site is suspected to have been built by the Lohron and Kulango people, and is said to have served as a trade center for trans-Saharan gold traders who existed in the 11th century.

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