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The tumuli of Cekeen are located in the Diourbel Department
Diourbel Department
of the Diourbel
Diourbel
Region. The Diourbel Region
Diourbel Region
and the city of Diourbel
Diourbel
were part of the precolonial Kingdom of Baol, now part of present-day Senegal.

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1 Purpose 2 World Heritage
World Heritage
Status 3 See also 4 References

Purpose[edit] 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.[1] 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. World Heritage
World Heritage
Status[edit] This site was added to the UNESCO
UNESCO
World Heritage
World Heritage
Tentative List on November 18, 2005 in the Cultural category.[1] See also[edit]

Senegambian stone circles History of Senegal History of the Gambia

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Senegal
portal Serer people portal Gambia portal History portal Archaeology portal

References[edit]

^ a b Les tumulus de Cekeen - UNESCO
UNESCO
World Heritage
World Heritage
Centre

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