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[an error occurred while processing this directive] Cliff of Bandiagara, Mali
Cliff of Bandiagara, Mali
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[an error occurred while processing this directive] Cliff of Bandiagara is an escarpment in Dogon country, Mali, that is recognised by as a World Heritage Site. The inscription preserves the unique architecture that were erected on the cliff.

The structures on the Cliff of Bandiagara were built by the Dogons, who now lived in that part of Mali. Even before the arrival of the Dogons in the area, the cliffs were inhabited by a cave-dwelling people called the Tellem. The Tellem carved their dwellings into the cliff, away from the lowlands which are prone to flooding.

Structures on the Cliff of Bandiagara include houses, granaries, altars and communal meeting halls. They represent an outstanding example of traditional human settlement.


Tellem dwelling at the Bandiagara Escarpment, Mali
Tellem dwelling at the Bandiagara Escarpment, Mali
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Cliff of Bandiagara was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 13th session of the World Heritage Committee in Paris, France, 11 - 15 December, 1989.


Another view of the Tellem village of Bandiagara, Mali
Another view of the Tellem village of Bandiagara, Mali
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N14 19 59.988 W3 25 0.012 in the Mopti region, Mali
Inscription Year: 1989
Type of Site: Mixed
Inscription Criteria: V, VII

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