The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) recently included new inscriptions into the World Heritage List. From Kenya, the 16th century settlement, Thimlich Ohinga was included based on three criteria: Criterion III, exceptional testimony to settlement traditions in the Lake Victoria Basin; Criterion IV, The settlements of Thimlich Ohinga provide an …
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Its listing on the Unesco List is a major boost to Kenya’s western tourism circuit.
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However, other clans have opposed any changes to the site’s history records.
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Dry-stone walled settlement was probably built in the 16th century, according to UNESCO.
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A Saudi oasis, ancient Oman port and Korean mountain monastery also get World Heritage status.
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