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Old Slave Market

7.76 reviews
Shopping, Flea Market, Market
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Off New Mkunazini Road
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Although nothing remains of the slave market today, other than some holding cells and chains, the site remains a sobering reminder of past.

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Cape Town

I always think it's valuable to learn about a country's past - especially if it's dark. Zanzibar's is steeped with an ugly history of the slave trade where large numbers were brought over from the mainland to the island before being shipped off elsewhere. I recommend booking a tour and learning about the key buildings that played a part in the Zanzibar's slave trade. It may be haunting, but it is eye-opening at the same time.

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Seattle

Understanding the history of the slave trade is important, but this site in itself is not big or terribly fascinating.

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Nairobi
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Nothing too much to see here at all. It is really just two small holding chambers underground where slaves were held before they went to market.

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Bielefeld

Auf dem Sklavenmarkt in Stone Town erinnern in Ketten gelegte Sklavenfiguren an die Zeit als die Sklaven hier auf Sansibar verkauft und verschifft wurden. Ein mulmiges Gefühl bekommt man vor allem, wenn man in die Katakomben geht, in denen es stockfinster und überdurchschnittlich warm ist. Hier wurden die Sklaven damals hergebracht. Ich kann wirklich nur empfehlen den Sklavenmarkt zu besuchen, um sich auch mit der Geschichte der Insel auseinanderzusetzen.

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Genova

Zanzibar è stato uno dei principali porti commerciali della tratta degli
schiavi in ​​Africa orientale. Per capire e conoscere meglio questo capitolo oscuro della sua storia, non perdetevi l'ubicazione dell'ultimo mercato schiavo aperto del mondo, un sito profondamente significativo: oggi qui la cattedrale anglicana si erge come un
trionfo simbolico sulla disumanità.
Iniziato dai portoghesi, il commercio di schiavi di Zanzibar raggiunse il suo apice con il sultanato dell'Oman fino a quando fu messo fuori legge dagli inglesi nel 1873, grazie alla campagna contro la schiavitù guidata dal famoso esploratore scozzese David Livingstone, che visse a Zanzibar prima della sua spedizione finale.
Gli schiavi venivano catturati nel continente africano e portati
qui dove venivano venduti in Medio Oriente e ancora più lontano: nel nord America.

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