Kasubi Tombs in Kampala (Uganda)

The Kasubi Tombs are gravestones and tombs of the kings (Kabakas) of Buganda in the Kasubi Hill in Kampala, the capital of Uganda. They are considered as the union of the historical, religious and cultural values ​​of the nation and as a spiritual center of the Baganda. Nowhere else in the Kingdom of the religion is practiced as active as here. In addition, the Kasubi Tombs are a good example of the architecture of the Baganda.

The Kasubi Toms are recognized since 2001 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The royal enclosure at Kasubi Hill, also known as the Ssekabaka’s Tombs, was first built in 1881. The site contained many circular structures, including the royal tombs of four Kabakas of Buganda. The tombs were held in straw thatched buildings. The site remains on important spiritual and political site for the Baganda people. In 2001, the Kasubi Tombs were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Kabakas buried at the site were:

  • Muteesa I (1835-1884)
  • Mwanga II (1867-1903)
  • Daudi Chwa II (1896-1939)
  • Sir Edward Muteesa II (1924-1969).
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