Les Tumulus (Awellos)

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Les Tumulus is part of the Tentative list of Djibouti in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The tumuli (or ‘Awellos’ in the local language) are ancient funeral complexes which date back to approximately 3,000 BC. Important persons were buried in an imposing tumulus adorned with precious goods. The tumuli were made of volcanic rocks and are 30m in diameter. Large numbers of them remain.

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Full Name
Les Tumulus
Country
Djibouti
Added
2015
Type
Cultural
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2015 Added to Tentative List

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