The Mfangano-Rusinga Island Complex

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The Mfangano-Rusinga Island Complex is part of the Tentative list of Kenya in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The Mfangano-Rusinga Island Complex comprises two islands in Lake Victoria. They are inhabited by the Abasuba community, who maintain their sacred sites on Mfangano Island. Ancient rock art is found on the island as well, it is thought to have been created by early forager-hunters, the Twa people. Rusinga is widely known for its extraordinarily rich and important fossil beds of extinct Miocene mammals and hominid ancestors.

Map of The Mfangano-Rusinga Island Complex

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Full Name
The Mfangano-Rusinga Island Complex
Country
Kenya
Added
2010
Type
Cultural
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2010 Added to Tentative List

The site has 2 locations

The Mfangano-Rusinga Island Complex: Rusinga Island (T)
The Mfangano-Rusinga Island Complex: Mfangano Island (T)

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