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Ruins of a house at Jumbe la Mtwana, Kenya.

Ruins of a house at Jumbe la Mtwana, Kenya.
Ruins of a house at Jumbe la Mtwana, Kenya.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H5134
Description: Jumbe la Mtwana means “the large house of the slave”. About 14 stone houses have been discovered at the seaside site. Most houses were built of coral blocks with lime mortar. There are arched doorways flanked by niches for oil lamps and internal courtyards. The house had latrines, drains and water containers. Chinese porcelain has been discovered at this site.
Creator: Mr Clifford Pereira
Date: July 1988
Credit line: Mr Clifford Pereira
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
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