North Africa

The art of Algeria

Algeria is home to some of the world's most significant ancient rock art.

12,000 - 2,000 B.C.E.

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Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus
Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus

These images reveal how the Sahara changed from rich grassland to inhospitable desert over thousands of years.

Running Horned Woman, Tassili n’Ajjer, Algeria
Running Horned Woman, Tassili n’Ajjer, Algeria

Who is this mysterious running horned woman, painted in a secluded, difficult to access part of Tassili?

Rock Art in North Africa
Rock Art in North Africa

Tassili n’Ajjer’s “forests of stone” are the site of painted and engraved images, some up to 12,000 years old.

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