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Notes on the Geography of Tanzania: Zanzibar: Photo 43

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Surely, you say, there was an indigenous culture alongside the European one? Fair enough. Here's the Sultan's Palace, now the People's Palace and a museum. It was built after the previous palace, the Beit el-Sahil, was destroyed by 500 British shells fired on August 27th, 1896, as part of a campaign to persuade the sultan that he really shouldn't object to Britain's takeover.

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