Welcome to Songo Mnara

Welcome to Songo Mnara, a late fourteenth to early sixteenth century AD Swahili stonetown site, located in the Kilwa archipelago of southern Tanzania. Featured here are two elite houses which share a wall (termed House 17 and House 18). Unfortunately, many of the coral structures’ ceilings have collapsed,but the ruins that remain standing provide a wealth of information about the former inhabitants. Songo Mnara is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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