Chasselay

Nécropole

The Senegalese Tata in Chasselay was created in 1941.

In West Africa, "Tata" means "sacred enclosed ground" where warriors killed in combat are buried. Riflemen from Senégal, Upper Volta, Dahomey, Sudan, Tchad, etc., who died in the département of Rhône in June 1940 are buried here.

In the form of a large rectangle surrounded by high walls with a pyramid decorated with long spikes at each corner and over the entrance, the cemetery's architecture is of Sudanese inspiration.

On the solid oak gate eight different stylized masks are sculpted, of deities watching over the deceaseds' final resting place. The walls and tombstones are red ochre.

Information

Coordinates

Address : Route du Tata sénégalais , 69380 Chasselay
GPS Coordinates : 45.882354 , 4.754763
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Themes and resources
Themes
  • Necropolis
  • Fighting
  • Repression
  • Rhone
  • Population movements
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