Land of ancient splendor

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Excavations have uncovered pieces that span the last two millennia, giving insight into the variety of populations that lived in Malawi over the years, from the 19th century Lolo settlers to the Swahili coast slave traders. Sir Harry Johnston was made the first commissioner of Malawi (then Nyasaland) when it became a British protectorate in the 19th century. who is fighting to get it UNESCO World Heritage status — the site is special for the secrets it holds.

 

 

  • The 9,800-foot-tall mountain has long been considered sacred in the Malawi tradition.
  • Malawi’s Chongoni Forest houses an exceptional UNESCO heritage site — rock paintings that date back to the 5th century.
  • Up until the 19th century, the area was a place of sacrifice.

 

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