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Bandiagara Escarpment with Banami Village.
20th c African (West) Dogon Topographical View

TELLEM/DOGON Anonymous (active 13th c - present) Primary
1999
20th c
Dogon
Photograph
Bandiagara Escarpment. Mali.
African12.afr04034
Many Dogon live in a spectacular site, the Bandiagara Escarpment in Mali, which has been designated as a world cultural heritage site. This distant view shows four villages, one on the top of the escarpment, one on the side of the cliff, and two a the base. The Dogon retreated to this spectacular, but difficult, site sometime in the 13th century in order to maintain their animist religious beliefs as Muslims tried to convert them.

Caption: TELLUM/DOGON | Bandiagara Escarpment with Banami Village. | 1999 | African | Dogon
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