28 June 2011

Kenya: Fort Jesus has been added to UNESCO's list of world heritage sites

Fort Jesus in Kenya's port town of Mombasa has officially been included in UNESCO's list of world heritage sites.
The Fort, built by the Portuguese in 1593-1596 to protect the port of Mombasa, is one of the most outstanding and well preserved examples of 16th Portuguese military fortification and a landmark in the history of this type of construction.

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The Fort was built in the shape of a man (viewed from the air), and was given the name of Jesus. The property covers an area of 2.36 hectares and includes the fort's moat and immediate surroundings. Fort Jesus became a Museum in 1962.

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