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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.
Directions: 120 KM east of Atar in the Adrar region
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