The Great Mosque
This impressive structure remains the oldest standing mosque on the East African Coast and bears testimony to the Islamification of East Africa around the 10th century.
It is one of many mosques on the site and remains important to the local community who live and work among the ruins.
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Built on the site of an earlier fort built by the Portuguese, the Gereza fort was rebuilt during the Omani period in the 1800's.
The Malindi Mosque
The Malindi mosque is one of the most threatened structures at Kilwa Kisiwani and is expereincing rapid decay due to erosion.
Dr William Megarry, ICOMOS, and Lecturer in Archaeology, School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen’s University Belfast.