The Tomb of Askia

In Gao, Mali, there’s a UNESCO World Heritage site.

[Askia Muhammed] brought back with him [from his pilgrimage] the materials to make his tomb; all of the mud and wood came from Mecca. The caravan is said to have consisted of “thousands of camels.” It was structured as a house, with several rooms and passageways and was sealed when Askia Mohammed died.

For now watching the video of bewildered tourists at the Tomb of Askia here will be instead of visiting it.

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