Mali,Dogon Country,Koundu. A small settlement built among rocks near the Dogon village of Koundu. Dwellings have flat roofs while granaries to store millet have pitched thatched roofs. The Dogon are animists. The sacred earthen mound on the right with an ostrich egg on top is an altar used for sacrifices by the village hogon or priest to appease the ancestors and purify the village.