Chad Rock Art Gallery

Located in the centre of North Africa, landlocked Chad stretches from the Sahara Desert in the north to the savannah in the south. The country boasts thousands of rock engravings and paintings located in two main areas: the Ennedi Plateau and the Tibesti Mountains, both to the north. The depictions – the oldest of which date back to the fifth millennium BC – represent wild animals, cattle and human figures.

Paintings of highly detailed riders on camels and horses are especially numerous, as are groups of people around huts. Chadian rock art is particularly well known for its variety of local styles, and it includes some of the richest examples of Saharan rock art.