Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi

Archaelogical Site: Tombs of Buganda Kinds at Kasubi

Country Located In Today: Uganda

Year Added to World Heritage List: 2001

Nominated For: I, III, IV, VI. to represent a masterpiece of human creative genius, to bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared, to be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history, and to be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance.

Total Number of Cultural or Mixed Heritage Sites Located in that country: 3

Size of archaeological Site: 27 ha

Time Period Represented:  1880’s

Cultural Period: N/A

Cultural Group Associated: Baganda People

The Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi is a large site consisting of agricultural land and a main building called the Muzibu Azaala Mpanga.  The main building shows vast technological advances in structure and design. The tombs hold numerous Bugandan Kings still honored today.  The architecture of the this site is important both culturally, historically and spiritually and is still upheld today.

Threatened: This archaeological site has been almost completely destroyed by a fire said to have been started by arson on March 16th 2010. Protests were made when the Ugandan King tried to visit the site and two of the protestors were shot and killed. Plans to rebuild are in the works. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8572588.stm

360 degree view: http://www.world-heritage-tour.org/africa/east-africa/uganda/kampala/kasubi/inside-the-mausoleum/sphere-flash.html

Basic Info from: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1022/documents/

Photos from http://factoidz.com/history-of-the-kasubi-hill-tombs-of-the-buganda-people/

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2 Responses to Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi

  1. panopticon27 says:

    Sorry I couldn’t get the post to all be the same size.

    • Megan M. says:

      if you log in and edit the post, you can switch from ‘Visual’ to ‘Html’ editing, and you’ll probably see some extra html code right where the font changes. If you just take that out, it should make it all the same size.

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