Oualata

Oualata

Oualata or Walata, also Biru in 17th century chronicles, is a small oasis town in southeast Mauritania. It was important as a caravan city in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries as the southern terminus of a trans-Saharan trade route. Oualata 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: Hodh Ech Chargui Region

Site History: Site History:11th 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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