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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Rock Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus, Libya

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] The Rock Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus is a World Heritage Site in Libya. These ancient pictograms are found in the Acacus Mountains in western Libya, covering an area of a hundred kilometers from the Libyan city of Ghat to the Libyan border.


Rock art of Tadrart Acacus, Libya
Rock art of Tadrart Acacus, Libya
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The rock art of Tadrart Acacus is believed to be up to made as early as 12,000 BC until about 100 AD. The paintings depict various animals found in the area at that time, among them giraffes, elephants, ostriches and camels. Their depiction in rock art provides an indication of the wildlife during that period. Also depicted are humans hunting, making music and dancing.

Rock Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 9th session of the World Heritage Committee in Paris, France, 2 - 6 December, 1985.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N24 49 59.988 E10 19 59.988 in Fezzan, Libya
Inscription Year: 1985
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: III


Pictograms of Tadrart Acacus, Libya
Pictograms of Tadrart Acacus, Libya
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authorshipLuca Galuzzi
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