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Sondage archéologique sur le site de Kongonyo près des ruines de Loropéni, au Burkina Faso
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The archaeological survey team at the Kongonyo site, near the ruins of Loropéni, Burkina Faso, receives a visit from His Majesty, King Gan (background, centre). The Loropéni site, extending over almost 10,000 sq. m and built on several levels, the oldest of which date back to the period from the 11th to 15th centuries, is surrounded by high stone walls. Although the site's purpose is still not fully understood, it may relate to the region's gold mines, which have been worked since 1000 AD. This research, being conducted as part of the Lobi-Or-Fort project, will provide insights as a result of a multi-disciplinary approach combining archaeology, geophysics, anthropology, geochemistry and 3D modelling.