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Old October 4th, 2013, 04:00 PM   #101
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segou mali.
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Timbuktu

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Old October 4th, 2013, 05:03 PM   #102
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Mali
Mali, Kolenze, Women Washing Clothes By Niger River


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segou

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Jenne
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Mud houses on the center island at Lac Debo (Lake Debo), a wide section of the Niger River, in Mali
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Kombole Mosque
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Small mosque in the Dogon Village of Yenda
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mopti mosques

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Mosque, Dogon village, Kani-Kombole, Mali
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Mali mud mosques
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Old October 4th, 2013, 05:41 PM   #103
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mosque-mali
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Komoguel Mosque, Mopti
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Tichitt-Walata
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mosque-hausa
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Old October 5th, 2013, 12:45 PM   #104

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Awesome posts, cell25! This is my favorite thread here by far. I love African architecture and it's seriously underrated and underappreciated in the wider world.

Of the last things you posted, I never knew about those ruins in Kenya (Thimlich Ohinga). Interesting.

And I've been reading the book on Nubia, "Medieval Kingdoms of Nubia: Pagans, Christians and Muslims in the Middle Nile" by Derek Welsby, so it's cool to see more pics like the ones you posted.

By any chance do you have any real pics of houses/buildings of the Yoruba, Benin or Dahomey people? Those are really hard for me to find, and I don't really know what their building style was like. I've seen the famous old pics of Benin City, but not actual real buildings.

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Old October 5th, 2013, 01:30 PM   #105

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Awesome posts, cell25!
I concur. Cell's really on a roll here. This is quite a treat.
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Old October 5th, 2013, 02:10 PM   #106

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I know, this is basically porn for African history addicts!
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Old October 5th, 2013, 02:50 PM   #107

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I know, this is basically porn for African history addicts!
And anyone who likes historical architecture.
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Old October 5th, 2013, 03:04 PM   #108

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True, but you have to admit, you rarely see such an incredible collection of African architecture in one place.
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Old October 5th, 2013, 03:12 PM   #109

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True, but you have to admit, you rarely see such an incredible collection of African architecture in one place.
That's why it's such a treat! I've never seen a lot of it.
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Old October 5th, 2013, 03:16 PM   #110

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I've seen a lot of these but the new pics about Nubian temples, the actual layout of Meroe, Aksumite palaces, and the underrated malian city of segou are pretty amazing.
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