|UNESCO #179 - Le Tassili - ALGERIA|
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Le Tassili - ALGERIA - UNESCO #179
My first postcardcards from Algeria arrived today, a double swap with another collector that sent me two UNESCO site cards. This one shows the Tassili region, home of the Touareg (the bottom picture shows a traditional dance). Thank you very much Ledmia for sending this beautiful card and for the nice words you wrote on it. This postcard took 12 days to arrive!
Located in a strange lunar landscape of great geological interest, this site has one of the most important groupings of prehistoric cave art in the world. More than 15,000 drawings and engravings record the climatic changes, the animal migrations and the evolution of human life on the edge of the Sahara from 6000 BC to the first centuries of the present era. The geological formations are of outstanding scenic interest, with eroded sandstones forming ‘forests of rock’.