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 (Arabicولاته‎) (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)

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