KUA RUINS

 Remains from a medieval Swahili town
JUANI ISLAND, TANZANIA

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Located on Juani Island in the Mafia Archipelago, the Kua ruins are all that remains from a medieval Swahili town. They offer insight into an island civilization that saw Portuguese and Omani control as well as independence, enslavement, and eventual abandonment. Indicators of early settlement and trade—including Islamic and Chinese ceramics dating to the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries and currency from mainland Tanzania—have been found in the ruins, while Portuguese accounts from the sixteenth century note the great wealth of the Kua people.

The Zamani Project spatially documented  some of the Kua ruins in 2018. 

Similar Swahili sites :
Gede (Kenya), Kilwa-Kisiwani (Tanzania), Songo Mnara (Tanzania)

The 3D model Mosque 2 and surrounds in Kua

JUANI ISLAND, TANZANIA

The Kua ruins are all that remains from a medieval Swahili town.
The spatial documentation of the Kua ruins took place in 2018.

The 3D model House 4 in Kua

JUANI ISLAND, TANZANIA

The spatial documentation of the Kua ruins (a Swahili site)  took place in 2018.

Panorama Tour

Panorama Tour of Kua Ruins

JUANI ISLAND, TANZANIA
The Kua ruins are all that remains from a medieval Swahili town.
The spatial documentation of the Kua ruins took place in 2018.

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