Ancient Cave Art of Somalia is in Danger

Ancient Cave Art

Laas Geel the ancient cave formation art located in the Somaliland is a 5000 year old cave art form, which was discovered in 2002 by a French archaeology team. The caves are said to be the best preserved and oldest paintings in Africa, but they are now only protected by a few guards. The site is in dire need of protection as the paint is fading and peeling off the rocks. The archaeologists are now asking for the cave’s listing as a UNESCO world heritage site.

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