|UNESCO world heritage|
|Criteria :||ii, iii, iv|
|Reference No .:||1139|
|UNESCO region :||Africa|
|History of enrollment|
|Enrollment:||2004 (session 28)|
|Red list :||since 2012|
The complex consists of the actual tomb pyramid, two mosques, a cemetery and a meeting place. At 17 meters high, it is the largest pre-colonial structure in the region. It is the first example of the Islamic architectural style that later influenced the region.
Due to looting and vandalism as a result of armed conflict in the region, UNESCO has put this structure on the Red List of World Heritage in Danger .