The tumuli of Cekeen are located in the
In this area, a tumulus was used as a burial mound for chiefs. A
deceased chief would be joined by other members of his court along
with important objects such as furniture and other implements. In
this case, he and his escort would be situated in the chief's hut,
whereupon the hut was buried with soil and rocks. Thousands of such
tumuli exist in Senegal, but it is in Cekeen that the biggest and most
densely scattered occur.
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