Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi (2001)
Uganda

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The Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi constitute a site embracing almost 30 ha of hillside within Kampala district. Most of the site is agricultural, farmed by traditional methods. At its core on the hilltop is the former palace of the Kabakas of Buganda, built in 1882 and converted into the royal burial ground in 1884. 

Uganda 2000. Royal Tombs at Kasubi.

Four royal tombs now lie within the Muzibu Azaala Mpanga, the main building, which is circular and surmounted by a dome. 

It is a major example of an architectural achievement in organic materials, principally wood, thatch, reed, wattle and daub. 

The site's main significance lies, however, in its intangible values of belief, spirituality, continuity and identity. 

  • Uganda 2000. Royal Tombs at Kasubi. 

Other World Heritage Sites in Uganda (on this site). Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Uganda section, for further information about the individual properties.  

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Revised 20 jul 2006  
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