Photo 4 – UBB-HAA-437

An isolated village on Jebel Gurgei in the Jebel Si area of Northern Darfur, where people still lived in a very special type of house with flat-topped roofs, called “Torrontoga”. In the Fur language “tong” means house, and such houses are associated with a mythical people called Torro. One man is standing in front of the entrance, while two others are standing on the flat roof.

Jebel Gurgei, Northern Darfur.

Photo: Gunnar Haaland, 1969

Photo 4 - UBB-HAA-00437

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