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Mombassa Muslims Sitting Together

A group of traders and townspeople sit on a colorful carpet, deep in discussion. In DaCosta’s diary, he speaks of this event, with the men sharing stories of old Mombassa and the history of the East African coast with him.

Type: illustration
Creator: Antonio Dacosta
Date: 1596
Location: Mombassa, Kenya
Continent: Africa
Keywords: Muslim, trade