Slave Market

Southeastern Tanzania

Downhill from the boma is the old slave market building, which now houses several craft shops. Unfortunately, it was much less accurately restored than the boma and lost much of its architectural interest when its open arches were filled in. The original design is now preserved only on one of Tanzania’s postage stamps.

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