Monday, July 01, 2019
ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA -- In 2011, a site preservation grant was awarded to a community-based archaeological conservation project at the 500-year-old site of Thimlich Ohinga in Kenya, directed by Edward M. Luby of San Francisco State University and Isaya Onjala of the National Museums of Kenya. The site was used in various ways, including both as a fortification and as an urban complex. In June 2018, Thimlich Ohinga was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites, and a ceremony was held at the National Museums of Kenya headquarters in Nairobi to commemorate the inscription. On April 18, 2019, celebrations were held at Thimlich Ohinga to coincide with World Heritage Day, also known as International Day for Monuments and Sites.