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Gede Ruins

The Gede historical monument, dating back to the 12th century, showcases the remnants of a vibrant Swahili town and stands as a popular attraction along Kenya's coast. Flourishing in the 15th century, the town witnessed prosperity and boasted remarkable structures such as a splendid palace, mosques, and impressive stone and coral reef houses.

Mysteriously abandoned in the early 16th century, Gede now serves as a sanctuary for numerous guenon monkeys. Managed by the National Museums of Kenya, this site holds significance beyond its archaeological value. The indigenous forest surrounding Gede holds sacred importance for traditional rituals and sacrifices performed by the local community.

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