UN agency UNESCO has announced the removal of the Kasubi Royal Tombs from the list of endangered World Heritage sites. The UN cultural agency says it was satisfied with the reconstruction efforts.
The decision was announced by the World Heritage Committee at the ongoing convention in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The Kasubi Tombs in Kampala, Uganda, is the site of the burial grounds for four kabakas (kings of Buganda) and other members of the Baganda royal family. As a result, the site remains an important spiritual and political site for the people of Buganda kingdom. as well as an important example of traditional architecture.
It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 2001,when it was described as “one of the most remarkable buildings using purely vegetal materials in the entire region of sub-Saharan Africa”.
Some of the major buildings there were almost completely destroyed by a fire in March 2010, the cause of which is under investigation. As a result, in July 2010 it was included in the list of World Heritage Sites in Danger.
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