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"Wassu, the mysterious stone circles" Top 5 Page for this destination The Gambia Things to Do Tip by sachara

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  Wassu, stone circles
by sachara

In Wassu each stone circle consists of about 10 to 24 massive and reddish brown stones.
The stones are between 1M and 2.5 M high and must weigh several tons, they told me.

Similar structures are found in the Sahara and in Guinee. In Gambia is the largest concentration, about 40 circles between Wassu and Kau-ur.

After my visit at the Wassu circles the four groups of stone circles in The Gambia and Senegal became an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006, because ......"the stone circles of pillars and burial mounds present a sacred landscape which is created over more than 1500 years (probably between the 3rd century BC and 16th century AD)".

Address: Wassu
Directions: At the northern side of the River Gambia, 25 north-west of Georgetown.
Directly north of Kuntaur.

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  • Updated Apr 20, 2013
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