Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Mauritania - Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata (2)
Mural decorations at Oualata.
Sent by Floyd of USA who went for a month-holiday in Mauritania. Thank you very much Floyd.
Oualata or Walata (Arabic: ولاته) (also Biru in 17th century chronicles) is a small oasis town in south east Mauritania that was important as a caravan city in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries as the southern terminus of a trans-Saharan trade route. It is a World Heritage Site. (read further)