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Sine Ngayene


Sine Ngayene

Sine Ngayene is an area located in the Kaolack Region of Senegal. It is famous for its ancient stone circles and lyre-stones which considered to be an important part of The Senegambian stone circles which are divided into four large sites: Sine Ngayene and Wanar in Senegal, and Wassu and Kerbatch in the Central River Region in Gambia. Sine Ngayene is the largest of the four areas, and home of 52 stone circles, one double circle, and 1102 carved stones. The date of construction of these monuments is not yet certain, but the generally accepted range is between the 3rd century BC and the 16th century AD. The stone circles of Sine Ngayene were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006, as part of Stone Circles of Senegambia.

Site Information

Country: Senegal

District: Kaolack Region

Category: Tombs and Necropolises

Site History: 7th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Unknown

Later Cultures: Serer People

Site Features: Serer People Monuments

World Heritage Site

Part of: Stone Circles of Senegambia

Date of Inscription: 2006

Exact Location

Elevation: 38 m

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