AIA Site Preservation Projects

Thimlich Ohinga, Kenya

This project at the 500-year-old prehistoric site of Thimlich Ohinga is directed by Dr. Edward M. Luby of San Francisco State University and Dr. Isaya Onjala from National Museums of Kenya.  The magnificent monumental construction, built with unshaped stones and no mortar, served as a fortification and urban complex, and, after initial abandonment, was reused by several different groups who occupied the site until as recently as a few decades ago. In 1981, after it was abandoned for the last time, the site was designated as a national monument by the government of Kenya.

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