Tadrart Acacus

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Tadrart Acacus ART
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Tadrart Acacus is a desert site located to the west of Ghat city, Libya. The word Tadrart means ‘mountain’, the area features a number of mountains with prehistoric Rock Arts.

The mountain ranges in the Tadrart Acacus features a number of paintings, engravings and galleries dating back between 12,000 BC and 100 AD. The site is believed the first site visited by Libyan settlers. The Rock Arts here are also considered as the fine arts all over the world.

The Tadrart Acacus has stunning sceneries with a number of gorges, arches, mountains and rocks. The major places here are Tin Khlega and Afzejare arches. The land here has immense vegetation and the callotropis plant is seen mainly here.

The area is mainly famous for the Rock Arts belonging, because of this the area was included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. These paintings stand as a fine example of Tadrart Acacus natural and cultural changes. These paintings feature the animal carvings such as camels, giraffes, ostriches, horses and elephants. In addition these paintings also display the life style of the men in those days such as dancing and making music.

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