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Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Buganda Kings: The Resting Place At the Kasubi Hill Tombs

(Source Laser scan used for reconstruction of the Kasubi Hill Tombs)
The state of Uganda was created from a small territory during the late  19th century by the Bantu speaking Baganda people under their kabakas,  or Buganda kings. The territory had little or no contact with the  outside world until the middle of the 19th century, when Arab slavers  penetrated the interior.

The Kasubi Hill Tombs of the Buganda kings were built with organic  materials in a traditional style of Ganda architecture and palace  design, reflecting years of technical advancement. The domed  construction and thatched circular building is said to be the largest of  its kind. The Baganda people used reeds and "bark cloth", supported by  wooden poles and reed fences with a reed gateway, to support the massive  structure.

Read the entire story about the History of The Kasubi Hill Tombs of the Buganda Kings  

Latest News: Unfortunately, a fire destroyed the Kasubi Hill Tombs on March 16, 2010.

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Anonymous said...

Got to see the remains this summer. Amazing. Sad that they burned up though. Also got to sleep in a traditional mud/thatch hut. I left my soul in Uganda! Beautiful country, beautiful people.

Cruiselife & Co said...

I'm so jealous that you got to see the site, but saddened at the present condition.You are right, it is a lovely country and the people are so diverse.

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