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March 19, 2014

Worldwide Wednesday: Swahili Coast Ruins

From a small tent city archaeologists, students, and specialists work on digging up the ruins of Songo Mnara.  According to  “the island seems a remote backwater today, but the sprawling ruins, though overgrown and studded with coconut palms and the stout, distended trunks of baobabs, tell another story—of a significant, wealthy, well-connected town.… Read the rest