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Musee National de Bamako, Bamako

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Get an overview of Mali's heritage at Musee National de Bamako, which details the history and culture of Mali from prehistory to present day. An archeological collection has a fossilized skull of a prehistoric man and an artistic view of life during the Paleolithic age, while an ethnographic collection displays masks and carvings from various parts of the country, including contemporary puppets and ancient textiles. Established in 1953 as the Museum of French Sudan directed by a Ukrainian archaeologist, the museum now also hosts exhibits of contemporary arts. Check out photographs from the Bamako biennale, and stop in the gift shop for a good selection of souvenirs and art-related items. French and English speaking guides are available. Plan my Bamako trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • Two rooms with very in them, one of which is just a few photos of the founding President. I happily paid the small entrance fee but it really wasn’t worth the effort of opening my wallet. 
    Two rooms with very in them, one of which is just a few photos of the founding President. I happily paid the small entrance fee but it really wasn’t worth the effort of opening my wallet.  more »
  • it was so bad I left in 2 seconds. I didn't have any fun i was very sad that is was not how I expected it to be. 
    it was so bad I left in 2 seconds. I didn't have any fun i was very sad that is was not how I expected it to be.  more »
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  • Lovely museum - small but with an incredible variety of artifacts that give an impression of the rich history and culture of Mali.
  • Simple, not too much, we'll laid out, informative. Gives a wonderful taste of Mali.

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