Tag: sahel

  • Sand dunes of Oursi

    written by vicuna on 2008-12-01 in #world #locations
    Sand dunes of Oursi

    I went to the Touareg area of Oursi (north of Burkina Faso) to discover the desert, at the limit of the Sahel and Sahara desert, where the trees and bushes disappear, replaced by the sand...

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  • 7 mosques of Bani

    written by vicuna on 2008-12-04 in #world #locations
    7 mosques of Bani

    The 7 mosques of Bani are one of the most important religious and cultural places of Burkina Faso and Sahel area. Bani is a little city (4000 people are living there)in the north part of the country and is famous for this amazing architectural construction of 7 mosques.

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  • The archeological site of Oursi Hu-Beero

    written by vicuna on 2008-12-10 in #world #locations
    The archeological site of Oursi Hu-Beero

    The archeological site of Oursi Hu-Beero is perhaps one of the oldest medieval sites that had been found in west Africa. This exceptional site is dated from around the 10-11th century and reveals some exceptional traces form african medieval life, at the sahelian border of Burkina Faso, near of Mali and Niger.