The Lady of Mali
The Lady of Mali is undoubtedly one of the most popular historic sites in Guinea. It is a giant statue of a beautiful woman’s figure carved on a huge granite rock north of Conakry, near the country’s border with Mali. The entire sculpture is about 150 meters high, with its head measuring about 25 meters long. A lot of theories have been developed in an attempt to explain how the statue came to be. Some scholars argue that the effigy was carved into the rock by wind erosion thousands of years ago, while others say it was carved by man close to 35,000 years ago.