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Rock paintings from the Libyan desert

Rock paintings from the Libyan desert

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19.3 x 21.1 cm ⏐ 7.6 x 8.3 in (300dpi)

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JEAN-LOIC LE QUELLEC / LOOK AT SCIENCES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JEAN-LOIC LE QUELLEC / LOOK AT SCIENCES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Rock paintings from the Libyan desert. Reproduction of a rock painting from the Ain Dua area of the Jebel Uweinat mountain range in the Eastern Sahara. Ain Dua is on what is now the Libyan side of the mountain range. This rock painting was discovered on a 1934 expedition led by German ethnologist and archaeologist Leo Frobenius (1873-1938). The painting shows bovine livestock (a breed of cows) and humans. During wet periods, life flourished in what is now desert. The first wet stage occured 12,000-8000 years ago and the second 7000-5000 years ago. Photographed in 2005.

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