Ennedi Massif

Ennedi Massif
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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
Country
Chad
Inscribed
2016
Type
Mixed
Criteria
3 7 9
Categories
Cultural Landscape - Continuing Natural landscape - Desert
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Site History

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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