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Metal Mysteries & Stone Secrets

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10:30 AM and 2 pm


Meeting Place: ????

Tour Info: 2 Hours

Route is 1.5 miles. Please bring water and sun protection.



Adinkra Hene Tours build community!

10 % of the purchase price of each tour will be donated to local organizations working on Indigenous projects and trauma relief:

Adinkra Hene Tours is not a fundraising arm of these organizations, but want our guests to be a part of building community.

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Ancient African messages are all around us, in iron, in cement, in brick, in tile work.  Africa has many writing systems. The best known are most likely those from  Egypt: hieroglyphics.  Discover the messages of Ghana, Mali, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Morocco, Nigeria, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Mauritania that survived the brutality of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, secrets woven into New Orleans architecture. 



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Part One:

We begin in 711 A.D., after the death of the Islamic Prophet Mohammed in 639 and before 750 CE, when the the center of the Islamic world would shift to Baghdad. We follow a trail of details that chronicle the infusion of indigenous North African Imaziɣen culture in Europe.


Although Europeans use the term “Moors” to describe Muslims, particularly people from Morocco, Moors, or Berbers as they are also known, include anyone from the Maghreb region of Africa.

Maghreb, or Maḡrib, is an Arabic word, الْمَغْرِب, that translates as “where the sun sets, the West.”

The African Berbers of Maḡrib brought the art of smithing (blacksmithing in particular) with them from Western and Northern Africa to Europe. 


Although “Berber” is a common term in the West, it means “barbarian,” a negative word that does not reflect innovation or intelligence.  Barbarian or “Berber” was a term given to the Indigenous North African Imaziɣen by the Romans.  These indigenous North Africans named themselves Amazigh or Imazighen or Imaziɣen.  Their Imaziɣen geometric designs predate the Roman Empire and Islam.

50 Minutes

Break Time at a Local Coffee Shop!

Get out of the sun and grab something

to drink on our mid-tour break

10 Minutes

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Part Two: 

For the second half, we'll see places like Congo Square, where African traditions, culture, and music survived like nowhere else in the South. We'll see the first rock n' roll, rhythm & blues recording studio in the world, and hear about some of the artists and playwrights who made New Orleans famous.

This five-star tour is a wonderful change of pace from the usual, and will give you a fun and interactive historical experience you will never forget​.

We have fun extras like photos & visuals, and Polaroid Pictures! Pose with your group in front of the beautiful architecture and take home an exciting snapshot memento of your experience in the unique New Orleans French Quarter!

50 Minutes

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