The Tassili N'Ajjer was ranked World Heritage in 1982 by the UNISCO

In a strange lunar landscape of great geological interest, home to one of the largest groupings of prehistoric cave art in the world. More than 15000 drawings and etchings , since 6000 BC. JC

Until the early centuries of our era, climate change, migration of wildlife and the evolution of human life within the confines of the Sahara. The panorama of geological formations of interest with its exceptional “forests of rock” sandstone eroded.

The Tassili of Ajjer is located in the Central Sahara to the southeast of Algeria. It is limited by the Libyan border to the east, and that of Niger in the south. The name Tassili means tray Tamashek (Berber language) and designates a huge sandstone plateau of 350 000 Km2 whose height ranges between 500 and 2200 meters.

It includes 10000 rock art sites (paintings and prints), which can be observed particularly giraffes, rhinos, elephants, antelope, or an entire African wildlife, which reflects the environment of Tassili before the arrival of desert.

The Tassili National Park was established in 1972 to preserve its works.





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