Impact of change and diverse perceptions: "Conflicts of meaning and interpretations - Ntusi and Bigo Bya Mugyenyi archaeological sites in Uganda

Kamuhangire, Ephraim (2003) Impact of change and diverse perceptions: "Conflicts of meaning and interpretations - Ntusi and Bigo Bya Mugyenyi archaeological sites in Uganda. In: 14th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Place, memory, meaning: preserving intangible values in monuments and sites’, 27 – 31 oct 2003, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

Ntusi and Bigo bya Mugyenyi are two archaeological sites 16 kilometres apart from each other. The archaeological record dates them two centuries apart, as well with Ntusi dating, between the 11th and 15th century and Bigo bya Mugyenyi dating between the 14th and 16th century. Both of them share a common tradition associating them as capitals of the legendary Bacwezi. Bacwezi are the rulers of the ancient Empire of Kitara from which, after the 16th century, the later inter-lacustrine Kingdoms of Bunyoro - Kitara, Buganda, Nkore, Rwanda and Karagwe emerged.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors:
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Kamuhangire, EphraimUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: archaeological sites; intangible heritage; interpretation
Subjects: O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 02. Interpretation
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 03. Archaeological sites
B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 02. Archaeological site and remains
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Ntusi and Bigo bya Mugyenyi, Uganda
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2003, 14th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2010 09:12
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:16
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/498

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