11 of The Most Eye-Catching Architectural Wonders of Africa

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The Great Mosque of Djenne (Djenne, Mali)

The Great Mosque of Djenné is a large banco or adobe building that is considered by many architects to be one of the greatest achievements of the Sudano-Sahelian architectural style. The mosque is located in the city of Djenné, Mali, on the flood plain of the Bani River. The first mosque on the site was built around the 13th century, but the current structure dates from 1907. As well as being the center of the community of Djenné, it is one of the most famous landmarks in Africa.

 

 

 

 

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House in Warri, Nigeria 

Few details are known about on this  fascinating home in Warri, Nigeria, however images of the  unfinished, unmaintained, yet still beautiful property have managed to wow those who have stumbled upon it online.  The building embodies the blending of old and new, with traditional African artwork and shapes accenting a modern structure. It may serve as an example of how Africans can maintain the cultural themes present in their traditional architecture, even as the continent rapidly modernizes building techniques.

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