The village of Shela is located on the South-Eastern corner of Lamu Island, about 3km from the town of Lamu. Shela thrived from 1829-1857, when 5 of its 6 mosques were constructed. It is now a centre for tourism.
The Zamani Project team visited Lamu Island on a field campaign in 2006, and spatially documented the Shela Mosque as well as the Lamu Fort and the Swahili House Museum.
Gede Mosque (Gede, Kenya), Djenné Mosque (Djenné, Mali), Djingereyber Mosque, (Timbuktu, Mali), Kilwa Mosque (Kilwa, Tanzania), Songo Mnara Mosque (Songo Mnara, Tanzania)