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Musee National de Bamako, Bamako

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Get an overview of Mali's heritage at Musee National de Bamako, which details the history and culture of Mali from prehistory to present day. An archeological collection has a fossilized skull of a prehistoric man and an artistic view of life during the Paleolithic age, while an ethnographic collection displays masks and carvings from various parts of the country, including contemporary puppets and ancient textiles. Established in 1953 as the Museum of French Sudan directed by a Ukrainian archaeologist, the museum now also hosts exhibits of contemporary arts. Check out photographs from the Bamako biennale, and stop in the gift shop for a good selection of souvenirs and art-related items. French and English speaking guides are available. Plan my Bamako trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • Not huge, but a beautiful presentation of fine objects and well worth the visit! An informative textile exhibition and particularly interesting galleries with masks and carvings by the many peoples of...  more »
  • The museum is set in some very impressive, however a bit run down buildings and boasts three different wings focusing on archeological finds, woodcarvings and masks and textiles. The wood carving sect...  more »
  • Clean and green park at Bamako. A perfect place to hangout with friends and families for a weekend. Opens till late and ample of restaurants to eat and drink if hungry.
  • Interesting place. Restaurant and bookstore near by. Good security
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