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Coordinates: 15°54′0″N4°21′30″W / 15.90000°N 4.35833°W / 15.90000; -4.35833 Coordinates: 15°54′0″N4°21′30″W / 15.90000°N 4.35833°W / 15.90000; -4.35833
CountryFlag of Mali.svg  Mali
Region Tombouctou
Cercle Niafunké
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Tissalaten is an archaeological site in Niafunké Cercle, Timbuktu Region, Mali, not far from Lake Soumpi. [1] It was excavated extensively in the 1980s by Téréba Togola, Michael Rainbault and Roderick and Susan McIntosh. [2] They discovered tumuli here in 1986 dated to 1030–1220 AD. [3] [4] [5]

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