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Tassili n'Ajjer

Tassili n'Ajjer

The Tassili n'Ajjer is a mountain range characterized for its impressive rock art and geological formation of sandstone "rock forests".

Erosion in the area has resulted in nearly 300 natural rock arches being formed, along with many other spectacular landforms. It lies in the Sahara desert in southeast Algeria.

Its prehistoric rock paintings and other ancient archaeological sites date from neolithic times when the local climate was much moister, with savannah rather than desert. Over 15,000 rock paintings have been inventarized. They date from five different periods up until the first centuries AD.

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Site Info

Full name: Tassili n'Ajjer

Unesco ID: 179

Inscribed: 1982

Type: Mixed

Criteria: 1   3   7   8  

Link: By Name By ID

Site History

  • 1982 - Inscribed 


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