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Bandiagara Escarpment
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Bandiagara Escarpment

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Wonder Type: Mixed
Country: Mali
Description:
The Bandiagara site is an outstanding landscape of cliffs and sandy plateaux with some beautiful architecture (houses, granaries, altars, sanctuaries and Togu Na, or communal meeting-places). Several age-old social traditions live on in the region (masks, feasts, rituals, and ceremonies involving ancestor worship). The geological, archaeological and ethnological interest, together with the landscape, make the Bandiagara plateau one of West Africa's most impressive sites.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Bandiagara Escarpment", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.