UNESCO World Heritage - Ancient rock art in Tadrart Acacus in Libya

UNESCO World Heritage - Ancient rock art in Tadrart Acacus in Libya

The area is known for its rock-art and was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 because of the importance of these paintings and carvings.

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.