Research Notes: Monumental Tomb Architecture of the Medieval Swahili Coast

@article{Gensheimer2012ResearchNM,
  title={Research Notes: Monumental Tomb Architecture of the Medieval Swahili Coast},
  author={Thomas R. Gensheimer},
  journal={Buildings \& Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum},
  year={2012},
  volume={19},
  pages={107 - 114}
}
  • T. Gensheimer
  • Published 2012
  • History
  • Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum
Vanga lies on a bluff at the end of a narrow coastal inlet, just miles from the border between Kenya and Tanzania. As the tide recedes, the inlet becomes a broad marshy flat, exposing the stubby aerial roots of the mangrove forests that choke the banks of the channel. Beaching the dhows in the shallow waters, the people of this local Swahili community wade through the shallows to unload their recent catches of fish. It is a scene that has been repeated for centuries along the East African coast… 
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