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Cave Drawing of Tassili, Algeria


Language: English
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In the early 1930's, a French officer made a sensational discovery in the south-east of the present-day Republic of Algeria. In the Tassili highlands, lie found rock paintings which scientists have since confirmed as the oldest examples of Saharan pictographic art. Over 15,000 paintings, drawings and engravings have so far been catalogued, the oldest dating back to around 10,000 years. Together, they form a vast picture gallery documenting life in the area in prehistoric times.


on this subject: Cave Drawing of Tassili on the World Heritage website


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Place/region: Tassili n'Ajjer, Algeria, Sahara, North Africa
Series: World Heritage TV series
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: TransTel GmbH, Germany
Coproducer/sponsor: UNESCO Culture Sector
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Rights: UNESCO; TransTel GmbH, Germany
 

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Original: Video cassette.VHS.Secam
Location: F-H.129
UMVS reference: AUD-DIT/ISS/ARC/0009
File No: AVFONDS-1989-002807-CLT.MPG ; 0001429-ERIDPI.MXF
Studio TV ref.: M.0363 (Betacam SP)
Rights holder: UNESCO; TransTel GmbH, Germany
Additional info: Programme 11, part I