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Detailed Study of Songo Mnara
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added appear apse arch architecture barrel vaults bays beams bedrooms blocks bosses buildings built capital carved central centre characteristic classic close coast columns completely construction containing coral corner cornice court cubit decoration detail developed dome domestic door doorways dressed coral earlier early East East Africa eighteenth century entirely entrance excavations extensions face fifteenth century floor four frame frequently further Gedi give hall Husuni Kubwa important inner irregular island jamb Jamia Kilwa late later leads main room masonry mihrab minor Mnarani mosque mouldings niches normal northern occur orders original Palace pattern period pilasters plain plaster Plate pointed possibly probably recessed rectangular remains roof separate side side rooms similar single sixteenth Songo Mnara span square structural style supported TANK timber town typical Ungwana vaulted verandah wall wide