Deep in the Central River region of Gambia, near the village of Wassu, sits a circle of six-foot-high stones that dates back 1,200 years. They are part of a group of over 1,000 monument clusters located along 217 miles of the Gambia River and in neighboring Senegal. They are sometimes called “the Stonehenge of Africa.”
Anthropologists and archaeologists have been studying these stones for decades, but no one is entirely sure what their significance was to ancient peoples. Some believe they are burial mounds of kings and chiefs. Others believe they cursed.