Chinguetti

Chinguetti

Chinguetti is a ksar or medieval trading centre in northern Mauritania, located on the Adrar Plateau east of Atar. Founded in the 13th century as the center of several trans-Saharan trade routes, this small city continues to attract a handful of visitors who admire its spare architecture, scenery and ancient libraries. Chinguetti was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, as part of Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata.

Site Information

Country: Mauritania

District: Adrar Region

Site History: 13th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments

World Heritage Site

Part of: Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata

Date of Inscription: 1996

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