North Africa

Kairouan is the oldest Islamic city in Africa, holy in its own right and critical for the westward spread of Islam.

Kairouan (from UNESCO)

Painted rock art depicting five red figures, from Jabbaren, Ajjer Plateau, Djanet, Tassili, Algeria. 2013,2034.4248 © TARA/David Coulson
Tassili n’Ajjer’s “forests of stone” are the site of painted and engraved images, some up to 12,000 years old.

Rock Art in North Africa