Dirre Sheik Hussein Religious, Cultural and Historical Site

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Dirre Sheik Hussein is part of the Tentative list of Ethiopia in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Dirre Sheik Hussein is an Islamic holy site and a centre of pilgrimage. It dates from the 10th or 12th century (sources vary on that). It comprises a walled compound with white colored and conical domes of tombs and mosques scattered within. Two annual celebrations are held at the site that attract pilgrims from afar.

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Full Name
Dirre Sheik Hussein
Country
Ethiopia
Added
2011
Type
Cultural
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2020 Incomplete - not examined

2016 Incomplete - not examined

2011 Added to Tentative List

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