African Kingdoms

WHS connected to an “African Kingdom” (or other monarchical entity such as Empire or Sultanate). Limited to Sub Saharan Africa via countries in the UNESCO Africa region. Where multiple Kingdoms are involved, the originating or most significant is identified.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Agadez Sultanate of Agadez (1404 - 1500… then Songhai)
Aksum Kingdom of Axum (1st C CE - 960)
Ambohimanga Merina Kingdom (1540 - 1897)
Asante Traditional Buildings Ashanti Empire (1670 - 1957)
Djenné Songhai Empire (1430s - 1591)
Fasil Ghebbi Ethiopian Empire (1270 - 1974)
Great Zimbabwe Kingdom of Zimbabwe (c1220 - 1450)
Harar Jugol Emirate of Harar (1647 - 1887)
Khami Ruins Kingdom of Butua (1450 - 1683)
Lalibela Zagwe Dynasty (1137 - 1270)
Mapungubwe Kingdom of Mapungubwe (1075 - 1220)
Mbanza Kongo Kingdom of Kongo (1390 - 1914)
Royal Palaces of Abomey Kingdom of Dahomey (c1600 - 1904)
Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara Kilwa Sultanate (957 - 1513)
Stone Town of Zanzibar Sultanate of Zanzibar 1856-1964
Timbuktu Songhai Empire (1430s - 1591)
Tomb of Askia Songhai Empire (1430s - 1591)
Tombs of Buganda Kings Kingdom of Buganda (12C - 1966. Restored 1993)


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A connection should:

  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
  4. Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
  5. Be explained, with reference to a source