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Published: March 29th 2007
5000-Year-Old Graffiti at Kolo Africa
March 29th 2007
A long drive, a long hike, searing heat and then three caves with 5000-year-old graffiti. I was really moved by these paintings. Zebra, giraffes, people, animal traps and even some bizarre rape-like sexual ritual painting covered the walls of these small caves.
The cave paintings are, of course, not as stunning or amazing as those I experienced at Lascaux (Time Machine....
), partially because they are not so well protected as those in Lascaux and also because from an art perspective they are significantly more simple.
Still, at 5000 years old, it is rather awe inspiring to see what they saw through their own artwork. I have included a few pictures to save you bouncing down the road to Kondoa.
Tomorrow we continue the hunt for bushmen...
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