"" Mali Favorite Tip by titti

Mali General: 51 reviews and 49 photos


Fondest memory: <FONT COLOR='#990033'><b>Dogon architecture</b><p>Dogon buildings are really peculiar, although their basic structure. They have a quadrangular ground plan, one floor, small windows and entrance. Walls are made of a mixture of mud, grass and wood; the small wooden door is artistically carved. The roof, with the typical tapered shape, is made of dried stems of millet.
Look at this fantastically shaped building, it resembles a spaceship ready to take off towards Sirio B, a white dwarf star that is invisible to the naked eye. Dogon people believe their main divinity, Amma, comes from this star. It is still a mystery how they knew Sirio B about a millennium before it was discovered in the 1960s. </FONT >

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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