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Gede Ruins, Gede

4.2
#2 of 7 in Museums in Coast Province
Originally built in the 12th century, the present-day structure of Gede Ruins dates from the 15th and 16th century. This site features large stone houses in addition to a mosque and palace; researchers believe that the town--which remained undiscovered until the 1940s--once supported 2,500 people. The walled city represents a medieval Swahili settlement that likely covered and also features a pillar tomb, which signified a man of importance was buried there. Plan to see Gede Ruins and other attractions that appeal to you using our Gede route planner.
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  • Lost and abandoned village around 1700, it is not yet known what the real reason is, characteristic as excursion, local guide named TOSCANA (too sympathetic), bring peanuts and bananas to entertain and play with the monkeys now masters of the Ruins.
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  • If you go to the ruins of Gede ask for Andrew. A very good Person with a very good Italian that makes the visit really pleasant ! Clear, nice and really pleasant ! Great!
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