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Preserving culture

The map that tells a story

The destruction of heritage sites is hardly a new phenomenon. Over the millennia successive rulers or conquerors have razed the works of the vanquished; religious groups constantly seek to exterminate evidence of ‘false gods’. But the ever-increasing human population today is making these historical remnants even more vulnerable. David Bristow lists some of the crumbling treasures of Africa that we should continue to celebrate and conserve by visiting them.

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