Zanzibar - Stone Town - Monumento agli schiavi d'Africa 2 (Slavery Monument)

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Stone Town, also known as Mji Mkongwe (Swahili for "old town") is the old part of Zanzibar City, the main city of Zanzibar, in Tanzania, as opposed to Ng'ambo (Swahili for 'the other side'). It is located on the western coast of Unguja, the main island of the Zanzibar Archipelago. Former capital of the Zanzibar Sultanate, and flourishing centre of the spice trade as well as the slave trade in the 19th century, it retained its importance as the main city of Zanzibar during the period of the British protectorate. When Tanganyika and Zanzibar joined each other to form the United Republic of Tanzania, Zanzibar kept a semi-autonomous status, with Stone Town as its local government seat.

Stone Town is a city of prominent historical and artistic importance in East Africa. Its architecture, mostly dating back to the 19th century, reflects the diverse influences underlying the Swahili culture, with a unique mixture of Arab, Persian, Indian and European elements. For this reason, the town was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.

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Comments (17)

giaonfiani on February 26, 2007

Caro Paolo ho visto alcune foto su Zanzibar e vorrei chiederti se si possono usare per una pubblicazione non a scopo commerciale. Se mi contatti chirirò meglio lo scopo della richiesta e le caratteristiche delle immagini che ci servirebbero. Grazie Gianna Onfiani

Paul Ion™ on November 22, 2008

Impressive monument !

Paolo Grassi on December 1, 2008

Thanks a lot paul.ion! You are very kind. Paolo Grassi

Paolo Grassi on May 11, 2009

Thank you so much, J Fdez for visiting my gallery! I appreciate your comment!! Greetings from Naples – Italy - Best wishes and regards.

My April Contest

Moe' Megalli on February 21, 2011

wow ,this is incredible.

Paolo Grassi on February 21, 2011

Grazie Moè Megalli for your visit and your interesting comments. Best regards from Italy. Paolo Grassi.

林傑安(Enson) on October 2, 2011

Impressive place.

Paolo Grassi on October 3, 2011

Thanks, Enson, for your visit. Greetings from Italy. P. Grassi

Paul HART on October 24, 2011

a very sad place, I visited it last week

Greetings from the UK


Paolo Grassi on October 27, 2011

Thank you so much, Paul for visiting my gallery! I appreciate your comment!! Greetings from Italy. P. Grassi

DixieTraveler on November 22, 2011

Shit happens

Paolo Grassi on November 27, 2011

Let's hope it doesn't happen anymore.

nico.letta on April 11, 2012

E' raccapricciante, ma è giusto conoscere che esistono monumenti che condannano le atrocità del passato. FAV and Like6. Un saluto. Nico


Syed Majeedullah Ah… on August 17, 2012

They were not human beings,They were commodity or tools.Their masters were Gods. These creatures lived and died without any desire or interest in the life.

Paolo Grassi on September 3, 2012

Thanks, Ahsan for your comment. P. Grassi

aldo adinolfi on November 15, 2012

like e autore preferito

Paolo Grassi on November 15, 2012

Grazie, Aldo, per il tuo interessamento alle mie foto. Un saluto cordiale. Paolo

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    by Paolo Grassi
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