"Ancient Stone Circles" Wassu by grets

Wassu Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 19 photos

All around this area you can find collections of these monuments - still one of Africa's greatest enigma. Around 40 stone circles such as these are found in The Gambia, Senegal and Guinea, and still experts do not agree on their origin.

It is belived that they were created by a civilisation maybe 1000 years ago, whose only remains are these circles. Very little is being done to discover the history behind these archaeological finds.

The smaller stones placed atop the monoliths are a much later addition, with touist guides encouraging visitors to place a pebble on the top to "make a wish". This has nothing to do with the original site.

  • Last visit to Wassu: Feb 1996
  • Intro Updated Jan 26, 2005
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  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2006 at 5:51 AM

    The Wassu stones are very unique. Maybe we visited the same village nearby....

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2005 at 4:19 AM

    Nice David made a new friend, lol! Lovely pics, especially the sunset q(~_~)p


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