La Grande Case dans la Chefferie traditionnelle des Grassfields

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La Grande Case dans la Chefferie traditionnelle des Grassfields is part of the Tentative list of Cameroon in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

This serial site consists of 14 “Grandes Cases” of the traditional chiefdoms of the Grassfields region. The chiefdoms constitute a series of architectural complexes of power, with the “Grande Case” as its most important building. The “Grande Case”, which has different names in different chiefdoms, is a sort of sacred palace-temple or house of the people with various uses, depending on the chiefdom, and represents a centuries-old royal civilisation. It reflects a certain political, spiritual and architectural homogeneity and shows the simultaneous use of architecture and artistic knowledge and artisanry (e.g. sculpture).

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Full Name
La Grande Case dans la Chefferie traditionnelle des Grassfields
Country
Cameroon
Added
2018
Type
Cultural
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2018 Revision

Includes former TWHS Bamileke habitat (1987-1988)

2018 Added to Tentative List

The site has 14 locations

La Grande Case dans la Chefferie traditionnelle des Grassfields: Grande Case de Bafut (T)
La Grande Case dans la Chefferie traditionnelle des Grassfields: Grande Case de Nso (Kumbo) (T)
La Grande Case dans la Chefferie traditionnelle des Grassfields: Grande Case de Mankon (T)
La Grande Case dans la Chefferie traditionnelle des Grassfields: Grande Case de Babungo (T)
La Grande Case dans la Chefferie traditionnelle des Grassfields: Grande Case de Kom (T)
La Grande Case dans la Chefferie traditionnelle des Grassfields: Grande Case de Bali Nyonga (T)
La Grande Case dans la Chefferie traditionnelle des Grassfields: Grande Case de Bafoussam (T)
La Grande Case dans la Chefferie traditionnelle des Grassfields: Grande Case de Bandjoun (T)
La Grande Case dans la Chefferie traditionnelle des Grassfields: Grande Case de Baleng (T)
La Grande Case dans la Chefferie traditionnelle des Grassfields: Grande Case de Baham (T)
La Grande Case dans la Chefferie traditionnelle des Grassfields: Grande Case de Bamendjou (T)
La Grande Case dans la Chefferie traditionnelle des Grassfields: Grande Case de Batoufam (T)
La Grande Case dans la Chefferie traditionnelle des Grassfields: Grande Case de Bapa (T)
La Grande Case dans la Chefferie traditionnelle des Grassfields: Grande Case de Bamendjinda (T)

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