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Address: Gao, Mali
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The late 15th century pyramidal tomb and mosque were built by Askia Mohamed...

The late 15th century pyramidal tomb and mosque were built by Askia Mohamed for the emperors of the Songhai empire.

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The Askia Mosque is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and worth a look if you are in the area. The security situation does not facilitate free movement in this region.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2015
Bryant L
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Leavenworth, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The Askia Mosque is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and worth a look if you are in the area. The security situation does not facilitate free movement in this region.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2010

At the time of writing, the Gao region is generally considered unsafe for travel, due to recent terrorist activity and kidnappings, so before travelling do check out the situation. The Tomb of Askia is very striking. If you have visited Djenne, Mopti etc. and liked the mud mosques, you'll appreciate the architecture here as well. Due to the remote location,... More 

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