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Bigo Bya Mugenyi (Uganda)

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Definition: Bigo Bya Mugenyi is a late Iron Age settlement in Uganda, the capital of the Kitara or Chwezi Dynasty, and occupied from about 1000-1500 AD. The site includes an enormous (nearly 4 square miles) enclosed area with villages and forts which was surrounded by a 12 foot ditch dug into the bedrock.

This glossary entry is part of the Dictionary of Archaeology. Sources for the term include the references listed on the front page of the Dictionary, and the websites listed in the sidebar.
Also Known As: Bigo

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