Konso Cultural Landscape
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- Konso Cultural LandscapeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsWellness+ 4First to ReviewNov 25, 2013
A walk through a village in the UNESCO Konso landscape is eye-opening. Stone-walled fortifications house villagers in a tradition dating back 400 years, Ankle-deep in mud, relentless flies pick at the eyes of countless young children running around naked. Each community is enclosed and tightly knit, displaying social cohesion and shared values. Thatched mud huts provide shelter as parents, children and cattle sleep under one roof. The poverty is stark but neighbourliness is overwhelming. Nearby is the UNESCO Heritage Site of fossil beds where early hominid skeletons were discovered.