The remains of two great East African ports admired by early European explorers are situated on two small islands near the coast. From the 13th to the 16th century, the merchants of Kilwa dealt in gold, silver, pearls, perfumes, Arabian crockery, Persian earthenware and Chinese porcelain; much of the trade in the Indian Ocean thus passed through their hands.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|iii||To bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.||All|
|Slave Market Memorial||2020||312.9km||site_ao|
|This Zanzibar Restaurant Becomes Its Own Island at High Tide||2019||312km||site_ao|
|Freddie Mercury’s Childhood Home||2019||313km||site_ao|
|Tippu Tip’s House||2018||312.8km||site_ao|
|An Exquisite Collection of Carved African Masks||2018||245.6km||site_ao|
|House of Wonders||2018||313.2km||site_ao|
|Stunning Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani||2017||2.3km||site_ao|
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