The "Ennedi Massif: Natural and Cultural Landscape" is an eroded mountain massif in the Sahara desert, containing numerous rock paintings and archaeological sites.
The sandstone plateau was sculpted by water and wind erosion, leading to scenically impressive features such as formidable rock arches.
Though lying deep in the desert, the area sees regular rain. This results in a varied flora and fauna, and notably in the surviving Nile crocodiles in the permanent pocket of water called Guelta Archei. It became a refuge also for humans, who left rock art there. Nomadic pastoralists are still visiting.
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Full name: Ennedi Massif: Natural and Cultural Landscape
Unesco ID: 1475
Criteria: 3 7 9
- 2016 - Revision On T List as: Gravures et peintures rupestres de l'Ennedi et du Tibesti
- 2016 - Inscribed
- 2015 - Incomplete - not examined As "Massif de l'Ennedi : paysage naturel et culturel"
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