Les Tumulus (Awellos)

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Les Tumulus (Awellos) 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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Christravelblog

Netherlands - 12-Apr-22 -

Les Tumulus (Awellos) (T) by Christravelblog

It's impossible to make a huge review about these Tumulus. There are a lot in Djibouti. I'm not sure if these should be inscribed. I think not. But there are many near Lake Abbeh as well, which, maybe, could be inscribed together with the lake as a cultural landscape. They are, as stated, a pile of black rocks mainly. They are not like other "beautiful" tumulus in other parts of the world. Nothing really special.

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Full Name
Les Tumulus (Awellos)
Country
Djibouti
Added
2015
Type
Cultural
Categories
Structure - Burial
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2015 Added to Tentative List

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