Tag: TZ – Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara

8 wonders of the world that climate change could destroy; Ed Cunningham; Time Out

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Global warming is transforming the world as we know it.

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Did You Know? Kilwa Kisiwani an East African Trading Port on the Maritime Silk Roads; Unesco

The maritime routes of the Silk Roads can be traced back thousands of years, to links between the Arabian Peninsula, Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley Civilization. During the early Middle Ages this network expanded as sailors and merchants from the Arabian Peninsula established trading routes across the Arabian Sea and into the Indian Ocean with linking parts of the Arabian Peninsula to China as early as the 8th century CE.

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Legacy of Iranians in Africa on the verge of destruction; Tehran Times

Kilwa Kisiwani, a historical island in Tanzania, which was ruled by Iranians in the 11th century, is on the verge of destruction.

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Documenting and preserving African heritage sites; Anna Kent & Heinz Ruther; UCT News

Through its repository of spatial data of African cultural heritage sites, the Zamani Project is contributing to UCT’s roots as an African university.

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Join Me On A Tour Of Tanzania; Africa.com

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Tanzania Is Beautiful: Here’s A List Of Things To Do In “The Soul Of Africa”!; Therese Sta Maria; TripZilla


Witness the great wildebeest migration and camp out under the stars.

Source: Tanzania Is Beautiful: Here’s A List Of Things To Do In “The Soul Of Africa”!

Cultural heritage has a lot to teach us about climate change; Cathy Daly, Jane Downes & William Megarry; The Conversation

While extreme weather conditions represent a considerable challenge globally, some communities have been living with (and adapting to) similar events for centuries.

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World Heritage; Jules; verbalising

Tanzania – Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara

I have travelled to many UNESCO World Heritage sites. Zanzibar Stone Town in Tanzania, Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, the Medina of Fez in Morocco, Robben Island in South Africa, The Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the Grand Canyon in the USA, the rock-hewn Churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia, Lavaux Vineyard Terraces in Switzerland (below), to name a few.

I wondered what the listing actually meant, so of course I googled it.

‘Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration.
Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration.’

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