NMK in plans for a Sh.60 million sea wall to protect the Vasco da Gama Pillar

The  National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is constructing a Sh. 60 million seawall to protect from coastal erosion the historic Vasco da Gama Pillar in the tourist resort town of Malindi. The historic bell-shaped monument built by the Portuguese in 1498 is a cross of Lisbon limestone, with the court of arms of Portugal and […]

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NMK seek more funds to protect historical sites, monuments

World Monument Day was celebrated last week amid growing concerns that heritage sites around the globe face perilous and uncertain future due to rising sea levels and other damaging effects of climate change. According to experts, several of UNESCO world heritage sites and monuments are under severe threat of coastal erosion and floods as a […]

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Sh.497 million seawall construction in Mombasa nears completion

The  construction of Sh.490 million seawall to protect the foundation of the historic Fort Jesus Museum in Mombasa from collapsing is almost 80 per cent complete. The structurally sound seawall is being built by the National Museums of Kenya (NMK) to prevent strong sea waves from pounding the museum’s foundation whose cliff on which the […]

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