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Tanzania to restore historical cities to promote culture tourism

Tanzania is attempting to restore an ancient city, covered under rocks at Engaruka escarpments of Monduli District, to develop tourism in its as of late launched geopark, as per an official from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA).

John Pareso, an authority with the NCAA, said on Sunday that initiatives have been made to excavate, reestablish and protect the remains of ancient stone structures, which are believed to be of the 800-year-old “lost city of Engaruka,” have begun under the recent launched Ngorongoro-Lengai Geopark.

There are remains of these stone buildings here have been deductively proved to date back to somewhere in the range of 500 and 800 years prior, showing advanced civilization that may have existed in northern parts of Tanzania about one thousand years ago.

As per Pareso, the remains additionally show that the people of that time ran a very efficient irrigation system, whose foundation can in any case be seen inside the vestiges.

The archeological specialists are as yet trying to discover what caused the ancient Engaruka settlement to be abandoned or decimated.

Tanzania, with the help from the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) and through the Ngorongoro-Lengai geopark, is attempting to reestablish the ruins, which recently have begun to attract researchers and tourists alike.

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