Tassili n'Ajjer

Tassili n'Ajjer
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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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Full Name
Tassili n'Ajjer
Unesco ID
179
Country
Algeria
Inscribed
1982
Type
Mixed
Criteria
1 3 7 8
Categories
Archaeological site - Rock Art Natural landscape - Desert
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