Circonscription de Bassar Travel Guide

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  • The village of the Blackmiths

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    In the village of Nangbani, outside Bassar, we went to see this handful of preserved iron blast furnaces from 1850. It is not so much the age of the furnaces, nor is it the style of construction, that makes them interesting, it is the fact that blacksmiths are pivotal in the Togolese culture. Only post-menopausal women were allowed to collect the...

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  • The Royal Tombs

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    Behind the palace is a courtyard surrounded by the houses of the king’s wives amongst other sacred buildings. The late king is buried in this courtyard. He chose the burial spot himself before he died. The mound has a small hole in it to allow air in so that the king’s spirit can breathe and so that he can look out and check how his kingdom is...

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  • Ostrich Eggs

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    The ostrich egg on the top of the thatched roof of the palace buildings is placed there to protect the royal family against evil spirits.

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