Ruins at Gedi

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Ruins at Gedi Watamu Reviews

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Jun 27, 2007
Although many who visit Kenya will see the charismatic megafauna found in the many natural parks (as well you should) it would also be wise not to overlook some of the many historical and cultural sites, such as the ruins of Gedi.

Built in the 14th century in order to foster the Arab-African trade, little specifics are known about the rise and fall of the formerly great walled city. The ruins include eight mosques, as well as houses and a court-house type building. Although it is largely absent from any offical records found anywhere, artifacts found at the site indicate trade with the Arabs, Portugese, Italians, Chinese and Indians. The reason for the downfall of Gedi is unknown, although there are several theories.
The ruins of Gedi
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