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Touareg women. :: Touareg women (I)
Touareg women have traditionally enjoyed a privileged position upon the women of other societies - including other berber peoples -, belonging to one of the few matrilineal societies of the past.
Touareg women. :: Touareg women (II)
Dassine Oult Yemma was a targui poetess. Queen of the desert, she was the greatest “Queen of Love”. She was a messenger of peace between feuding groups of touareg.
When the Sahara was green. :: When the Sahara was green (I)
The Sahara has not been always the most impressive desert in the world. Instead of this kingdom of rocks and sand, desolated and arid, existed in remote times a verdant and populated region.
When the Sahara was green. :: When the Sahara was green (II)
Nothing is easy in the Sahara, but however, a wide variety of animals survive there, fighting against the heat and the drought.
When the Sahara was green. :: When the Sahara was green (III)
During the 1930s started the findings of bones of animals long time extincted in the Central Sahara: elephants, antelopes, buffaloes, bovids, hippopotamus, crocodiles, fish and molluscs.
When the Sahara was green. :: When the Sahara was green (IV)
Were the bovid herders who created the most perfect saharan rock paintings. These scenes include depictions of the everyday, naturalist and dynamic.
When the Sahara was green. :: When the Sahara was green (V)
Shale rocks provided the painters with coloring matter that encompassed the entire range of red ochres, from the clearest to the darkest ones, besides yellow ochres, or even greenish or blueish ones.
When the Sahara was green. :: When the Sahara was green (VI)
South of Tassili-n-Ajjer, the great basins of the neolithic river Tafassasset, which lead into the Lake Chad, and the Timersoi, tributary of the Niger river, exist abundant vestiges of habitats of herders that also practiced fishing.
When the Sahara was green. :: When the Sahara was green (VII)
The first arab travelers, that eventually would have to rely on camels, suffered all type of penalties to go from an oasis to another; strenuous journeys without water, heat and sand storms.





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