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Niger Heritage Sites, Niger in Africa

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Calabashes on sale beside the river Niger at Mopti, once one of the major entrepots Featured Niger Heritage Sites Print

Calabashes on sale beside the river Niger at Mopti, once one of the major entrepots

Calabashes on sale beside the river Niger at Mopti, once one of the major entrepots of the trans-Saharan trade caravans. The trade routes converging on the Niger bend were the heart of the great medieval empires of Mali and Songhai. Towns such as Mopti and Timbuktu became centres of trade, industry and Islamic learning. Country of Origin: Mali. Culture: Islamic. Period/ Date: late 1950's - early 1960's. Place of Origin: Mopti, Niger bend. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive. Location: 30

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A terracotta figure of a man excavated in the Djenne/Mopti area Featured Niger Heritage Sites Print

A terracotta figure of a man excavated in the Djenne/Mopti area

A terracotta figure of a man excavated in the Djenne/Mopti area. Most of these figures are found in wall cavities in the ruins of mud-brick houses. It is thought that they either represent devotees in household ancestral shrines or were intended to protect the house from flooding by the Niger. Country of Origin: Mali. Culture: Djenne/Mopti. Date/Period: c.13-14th C. Place of Origin: Area between Niger and Bani Rivers. Material Size: Terracotta. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/Formerly Entwistle Gallery, now Detroit Institute of Arts. Location: 35

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