The archeological site of Bura in Niger

Téra, Niger

Simona Bertolaso

Téra

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Siti Storici
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Description

The archeological site of Bura is located in the Tillabéry Region, of the Tera Department, in southwest Niger.The Bura site consists of many individual necropoleis with coffins crested by unusually-distinctive terra cotta statuettes. The main necropolis itself has a diameter of about one kilometer. Burial mounds, religious altars, and ancient dwellings occur here over a large area. In 1983 a site 25 meters by 20 meters was excavated.This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on May 26, 2006 in the Cultural category.

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