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  Chinquetti, old town
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  • Chinquetti, old town - Mauritania
      Chinquetti, old town
    by sachara
  • Chinquetti, old town - Mauritania
      Chinquetti, old town
    by sachara
  • Chinquetti, old town - Mauritania
      Chinquetti, old town
    by sachara
  • Chinquetti, old town - Mauritania
      Chinquetti, old town
    by sachara
  • Chinquetti, old town - Mauritania
      Chinquetti, old town
    by sachara
 

In the old town of Chinquetti around the mosque you will find, like in all ksour, houses built around inner coourtyards. At the side of the narrow twisting lanes the houses have walls with low doorways as their only openings.

The town and houses illustrate the traditional way of life of the nomadic culture of the people of the western Sahara. Most houses are organized to suit the requirements of nomadic people, who used them as no more than storehouses for much of the year.

After the caravans disappeared most houses in the old town are abandoned and ruined.

Address: Chinquetti
Directions: 120 KM east of Atar in the Adrar region

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  • Updated Jan 1, 2005
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