Aerial views of Maropeng – Photo essay of the week

  • November 24, 2009

Maropeng has many parts: the Tumulus Building, the Maropeng Hotel, the learner centre, the Market Place and the amphitheatre, to name a few.

Some of these aspects, like the hotel, are mostly hidden in the rolling hills. So this week, our photo essay shows you the whole picture – spectacular views of Maropeng from construction to conclusion.

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The Tumulus Building in construction.

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The Maropeng Visitor Centre is housed in the Tumulus Building.

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The construction of the Market Place that is on the approach to the Maropeng Visitor Centre.

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On arrival, you will see what looks like a massive burial mound called the Tumulus, where you enter to learn the secrets of our human ancestry.

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When you first see the tumulus, it looks like a giant burial mound. When you’ve been through it and turn to see it again from the back, it’s totally transformed – it’s silver, grey and glass, hi-tech and futuristic.

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