Senegal..“Museum of Black Civilizations” presents a historical heritage of Africa


The Museum of Black Civilizations in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, is an important landmark in the country as it showcases the African continent’s historical, cultural, and artistic legacy.


The idea of ​​building the aforementioned museum appeared for the first time during the rule of the first president of Senegal, Leopold Sedar Senghor, in 1966.

The foundation stone for building the museum was laid during the era of the third president of Senegal, Abdoulaye Wade (2000-2012), while its construction was completed in 2018 with Chinese support of $35 million.

The museum, which extends over an area of ​​14,000 square meters, houses antiquities that highlight the contributions of African civilization.

And from a scientific and technological point of view in human life, starting from the Neolithic Age to the Iron Age.

The museum also displays relics of discoveries and works in the fields of medicine, mathematics, and literature of African civilization.


The architecture of the museum is designed in the form of a circle inspired by the houses of southern Senegal so that it can display 18,000 artifacts.

The antiquities are displayed in the museum with informative panels translated into French and Chinese.