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Illustration of the Tata of Sikasso in Mali, known as Tarakoko. It had 3 concentric enclosures. The first one had a perimeter of 9 km!!!!! The exterior walls were 4 to 6 meters high, 6 meters thick at the base and 2 at the top. The second inner wall protected merchants and soldiers. And inside the third, were the king’s and his family’s homes.

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