NEW FEATURE: VOTE & EARN NEATOPOINTS!
Submit your own Neatorama post and vote for others' posts to earn NeatoPoints that you can redeem T-shirts, hoodies and more over at the NeatoShop!


Gedi: Kenya’s Hidden History Revealed



Gedi is an abandoned city in Kenya that had a stone palace, several stone homes, and a mosque, with features such as a water system that put medieval Europe to shame. Relics from Europe and Asia have been found there, indicating global trade. The city had a population as high as 3,000 people at its height in the 13th century. But for some reason, the residents left and no one has lived there for hundreds of years. See lots more pictures of Gedi at Kuriositas. Link -via the Presurfer

(Image credit: Flickr user Viaggi Spensierati)

Newest 3
Newest 3 Comments

"with features such as a water system that put medieval Europe to shame." What kind of statement is that?

Romans mastered the first aqueduct in 312 BC. This article places us in the 13th century, some 1500 years later. By then, European modeled civilization was so far advanced that she has ruled the world ever since.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Login to comment.
Email This Post to a Friend
"Gedi: Kenya’s Hidden History Revealed"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.

 

Success! Your email has been sent!

close window
X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
 
Learn More