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Exhibition on the megaliths of Senegal and Gambia

Exhibition on the megaliths of Senegal and Gambia

Come and discover an exhibition on the megaliths of Senegal and Gambia at the Alliance Française de Banjul from December 5th to December 15th.

For more than 10 years, an archaeological mission is present in Senegal and Gambia to study these fabulous monuments. This exhibition is presented to the general public in Banjul, before going around the world.

The megalithic circles of Senegambia are historical stone circles made of volcanic rocks or lateritic concretions quite easy to work with. These circles are on the border of Senegal and Gambia.
Nearly 29,000 megalithic circles of laterite have already been identified, in a limited space between the rivers Gambia in the south and Saloum in the north. They are dated from a period extending from the 3rd century BC to the 14th or perhaps the 16th century.

The site was inscribed in 2006 on UNESCO’s World Heritage List on the occasion of the 30th session of the Committee

School of Banjul and surroundings, do not hesitate to contact the secretariat to organize school trips with your classes.

Free entry and free.