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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Twyfelfontein, Namibia

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Twyfelfontein is a World Heritage Site in Namibia. Officially known as /Ui-//aes, Twyfelfontein is celebrated for its rock paintings and fantastic landscape. Twyfelfontein was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 31st session of the World Heritage Committee in 2007. It has one of the biggest concentration of rock paintins in Africa. The site was inhabited by hunter-gatherers 6,000 years ago, and later on by herders of the Khoikhoi tribe. It was used as a ritual site by the shamans.

Twyfelfontein was not inhabited by white men until after the Second World War, when a severe drought forced white Afrikaan to relocate there. The white settlers moved out in 1965, and the area was taken over by the then Apartheid government.



Dancing Kudu, Twyfelfontein, Namibia
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: Kunene Region, Namibia
Inscription Year: 2007
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: III, V



Twyfelfontein, Namibia
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Rock painting in Twyfelfontein
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Rocky terrain of Twyfelfontein
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Fantastic landscape of Twyfelfontein
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