Fortress of Muxima

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Fortress of Muxima is part of the Tentative list of Angola in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The Fortress of Muxima is a late 16th century Portuguese fortress. It served as a warehouse for goods and a prison for slaves. During the Dutch invasion of Angola in 1641, it became a center of resistance and the population took refuge in the fortress.

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Full Name
Fortress of Muxima
Country
Angola
Added
1996
Type
Cultural
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1996 Added to Tentative List

Unesco Website: Fortress of Muxima
Wiki (Portuguese) on Fortaleza da Muxima

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