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Informatie over Twyfelfontein

Twyfelfontein is home to ancient rock paintings and engravings. UNESCO declared Twyfelfontein as World Heritage Site, to stop the common stealing of rock engravings. The name Twyfelfontein means as much as „doubtful fountain“ or „Fountain of Doubt“ is the name of a valley in the Damara highland. This valley was inhabited by the Damara, who call the valley Uri-Ais (jumping fountain) in their language.

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Twyfelfontein valley has been inhabited by Stone-age hunter-gatherers of the Wilton stone age culture group since approximately 6,000 years ago.

Topographer Reinhard Maack, who also discovered the White Lady rock painting at Brandberg, reported the presence of rock engravings in the area in 1921.

The indentations were created over the course of thousands of years. The oldest engravings might be as old as 10,000 years, and the creation of new works probably ended by the arrival of pastoral tribes around 1000 AD.

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Twyfelfontein Rock Engravings
Twyfelfontein Camp Kipwe xnaDE77302
Twyfelfontein UNESCO Rock Engravings

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