Tadrart Acacus

Tadrart Acacus
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The Rock-art Sites of Tadrart Acacus hold thousands of cave paintings that reflect the way of life of different Saharan civilizations.

They are located in a desert area in western Libya (part of the Sahara). It borders the Algerian World Heritage Site Tassili n'Ajjer.

The paintings date from 12,000 BC to 100 AD and reflect cultural and natural changes in the area. There are paintings and carvings of animals such as giraffes, elephants, ostriches and camels, but also of men and horses. Men are depicted in various daily life situations, for example while making music and dancing.

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Full Name
Rock-art Sites of Tadrart Acacus
Unesco ID
287
Country
Libya
Inscribed
1985 - In Danger
Type
Cultural
Criteria
3
Categories
Archaeological site - Rock Art
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Site History

2016 In Danger

Simultaneously with the four other World Heritage sites of Libya "because of damage caused by the conflict affecting the country and the threat of further damage it poses".

1985 Inscribed

1984 Deferred

At request of Libya

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