The Thimlich Ohinga archaeological site comprises 4 larger fortified settlements that are the best-preserved examples of pure dry stone building in the Lake Victoria Basin.
The dry stone wall enclosures incorporated homesteads, livestock and craft industries. They were founded by the early pastoral communities of the Lake Victoria Basin from the 16th century CE.
Map of Thimlich Ohinga
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Full name: Thimlich Ohinga Archaeological Site
Unesco ID: 1450
Criteria: 3 4 5
- 2018 - Inscribed
- 2015 - Referred
- 2014 - Incomplete - not examined
The site has 4 connections.
- Pastoralism: traditional settlement forms of agro-pastoral communities (AB ev)
- Built in the 16th century: the period of construction and occupation of the site is likely to be between 1590 and 1680 (AB ev)
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