The Tassili Plateau in Sahara


If we imagined a desert ideal for an adventure film in places that look fantastic, there is no need to model it in a 3D animation program. It would suffice to move to Algeria in the desert of Tassili n’Ajjer.

Tassili n’Ajjer is a landscape almost unknown in the big leagues tourism, but recognized as a World Heritage Site since 1982. In the desert of Sahara, emerges a mountainous area which reaches 2,158 meters above sea level. This area exposes many wonders: a forest of cypress trees in the sand, archaeological sites, and above all, incredible eroded sandstone forms, over 300 natural arches rocks and structures of the most curious and striking.

The area is also famous for the numerous paintings and engravings. An “art gallery” of the Upper Paleolithic and Neolithic reflecting wildlife and customs of those who inhabited the region.

Interestingly, in the rock paintings of Tassili n’Ajjer, there are remains of animals such as giraffes, elephants, and signs of a fertile, moist ecosystem, before the Sahara began to dry. This area holds many surprises and wilderness wonders worth a visit.

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