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The Great Mosque. Ruins at Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzania

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From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilwa_Kisiwani

Kilwa Kisiwani is a community on an island off the coast of East Africa in present-day Tanzania. Historically, it was the center of the Kilwa Sultanate, a Medieval sultanate, whose authority, at its height, stretched over the entire length of the Swahili Coast.

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A: The Great Mosque. Ruins at Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzania

by Martin Broomfield, less than 10 meters away

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilwa_KisiwaniKilwa Kisiwani is a community on an island...

The Great Mosque. Ruins at Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzania

B: The Great Mosque. Ruins at Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzania

by Martin Broomfield, 10 meters away

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilwa_KisiwaniKilwa Kisiwani is a community on an island...

The Great Mosque. Ruins at Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzania

C: The Mosque. Ruins at Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzania

by Martin Broomfield, 10 meters away

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilwa_KisiwaniKilwa Kisiwani is a community on an island...

The Mosque. Ruins at Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzania

D: The Great Mosque. Ruins at Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzania

by Martin Broomfield, 10 meters away

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilwa_KisiwaniKilwa Kisiwani is a community on an island...

The Great Mosque. Ruins at Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzania

E: The Small Mosque. Ruins at Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzania

by Martin Broomfield, 160 meters away

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F: Sultan's Grave. Ruins at Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzania

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From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilwa_KisiwaniKilwa Kisiwani is a community on an island...

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G: Makutani Palace Ruins at Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzania

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From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilwa_KisiwaniKilwa Kisiwani is a community on an island...

Makutani Palace Ruins at Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzania

H: Makutani Palace Ruins at Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzania

by Martin Broomfield, 280 meters away

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilwa_KisiwaniKilwa Kisiwani is a community on an island...

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I: Salt flat Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzania

by Martin Broomfield, 340 meters away

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Salt flat Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzania

J: The Palace Ruins at Kilwa Songo Mnara, Tanzania

by Martin Broomfield, 10.7 km away

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