Kunta Kinteh Island and Related Sites

Brief description

James Island and Related Sites present a testimony to the main periods and facets of the encounter between Africa and Europe along the River Gambia, a continuum stretching from pre-colonial and pre-slavery times to independence. The site is particularly significant for its relation to the beginning of the slave trade and its abolition. It also documents early access to the interior of Africa.

Unesco WHS list ref:  761

I visited James Island on holiday in the 1990s – an eerie place as I’d just been to the slavery museum. Thinking of how many people passed through this island and were kept in the tiny cells was chilling.

From my collection

gambia-fort

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Stone Circles of Senegambia

Brief description

The site consists of four large groups of stone circles that represent an extraordinary concentration of over 1,000 monuments in a band 100 km wide along some 350 km of the River Gambia. The four groups, Sine Ngayène, Wanar, Wassu and Kerbatch, cover 93 stone circles and numerous tumuli, burial mounds, some of which have been excavated to reveal material that suggest dates between 3rd century BC and 16th century AD.

Unesco WHS list ref:  1226

I have never visited this site.

From my collection

gambia-stone-circle

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