The Ennedi massif is located in the north-east of Chad and it is bordering on Sudan in the east and on Lybia in the north. The climate is semi-arid typical in the Sahel regions (southern border of the Sahara desert) with some rain in the summer. Though the vegetation is sparse, there are nomads pasturing camels, horses, donkeys, goats and sheep.

The Enndi massif is listed in 2016 as a world heritage for its natural and cultural landscape. In addition to the beautiful landscapes with sandstone arches and pitons sculptured by weathering of rain and wind, there are thousands of rock art created by the people in the past. It is assumed that the oldest one may date about 7,000 years but the exact dating is not known. There are still many areas which are not explored.

Due to many years of civil wars in Chad, Ennedi is opened to researchers only recently. I joined the exploration organized by a French researcher. Though the explored area was limited, a good number of rock art sites were found. (January 2017)

Map of exploration
Panoramic rock art of Ennedi:





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