Cave paintings of Tassil n'Ajjer
The neolithic pictures in these caves will amaze you. Ready?
Let's head south
For anyone who is interested in learning about the history and prehistory of the African continent, and who has time to visit other areas in Algeria, one of the country’s most impressive destinations is Djanet, located in southern Algeria, almost on the border with Libya: this is where you will find Tassil n'Ajjer, which has an important group of caves which are truly impressive. Here, you can see a very valuable collection of Neolithic pictures, from the era of the hunters; most of these pictures were painted about five thousand years ago, although there are also others which are over eight thousand years old. Thanks to these pictures it has been possible to learn about the hunting techniques of the people in the area, as well as the species of animals which were living in the Sahara Desert at a time when nothing is known about the flora and fauna of the area. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1982.