The Stunning Kasubi Tombs

The Stunning Kasubi Tombs

The Kasubi Tombs, burial place of monarchs of the Buganda Kingdom — what’s known as Uganda today — since 1882 is a sacred place to visit in Eastern Africa.

“It was constructed in the late 19th Century before the introduction of modern materials, using traditional centuries-old methods. I felt that the building had a presence. When you were inside it, it dominated you,” Mukasa from Uganda said.

Situated at Kasubi, the burial place commonly known as Royal Complex covers hectares of agricultural land in Kampala, the country’s capital.

The first thing that usually gets people about the Kasubi Tombs is how the interior was designed. Initially raised from wood with other organic materials, the interior was built to resemble a sacred forest.

The Buganda Kingdom is home of 52 clans. Hence, the architectural design of the Royal Complex carries 52 circular rings to represent and respect each clan.

By Elijah Christopher

Elijah Christopher
Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.
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