Lamu, Kenya

Lamu, Kenya

The Magical Stone City

Streaming Video - 2003
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Lamu Old Town is the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa, retaining its traditional functions. Built in coral stone and mangrove timber, the town is characterized by the simplicity of structural forms enriched by such features as inner courtyards, verandas, and elaborately carved wooden doors. Lamu has hosted major Muslim religious festivals since the 19th century, and has become a significant center for the study of Islamic and Swahili cultures.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Global Screen,, [2003]
New York, N.Y. :, Distributed by Infobase,, 2017
©2003
Copyright Date: ©2003
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (12 min., 31 sec)) :,sound, color
video file, rda

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