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Trust for African Rock Art
K3 Warai South Road, Karen, Nairobi
020 3884467
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Meet the indigenous people of southern Africa and discover the sacred Tsodilo Hills, a Unesco World Heritage Site home to thousands of ancient rock paintings.
Meet the indigenous people of southern Africa and discover the sacred Tsodilo Hills, a Unesco World Heritage Site home to thousands of ancient rock paintings.
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Is there no way rock art can be saved? In situ, we have to admit that it is difficult. But in the high-tech virtual world there are ways incl. rock art mapping and high res photography.
The high-tech virtual world has a way to save our rock art – Africa’s largest and most concentrated collection of paintings south of the Sahara.
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New rock art alert! Check out the pictures of newly recorded rock art from Zimbabwe!
TARA in partnership with the National Museum of Zimbabwe and the University of ZImbabwe recently recorded new rock art in Zimbabwe! Check it out!
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Thousands of years ago, shapes and symbols were painted and etched into stone all across Africa, telling the story and beliefs of a bygone era. CNN Inside Africa takes a trip to Kenya to find some of these stories.
Thousands of years ago, shapes and symbols were etched into soapstone all across Africa, telling the story and beliefs of a bygone era.
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Lesothos's caves are home to rock art and years of tradition bridging the secular and the spiritual; and drawing together two worlds, the living and the dead.
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The ships of the desert whose images are found from the very north of Africa, to, perhaps surprisingly, the very south: Camels in rock art.
Camels are ubiquitous in parts of North and Eastern Africa. They are also as common in the rock art images from these regions. This photoessay explores.
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Rock art is firmly part of our broader history. In this article, Jaffer sets the scene for us and shows how rock art is one of centuries-old ways of people recording and telling stories
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Bones can only tell you so much about early humans. They don't tell you about how we lived and loved and dressed and danced. Rock art tells you that, and that is completely priceless.
Kenya's rock art is priceless, and at risk. Quarrying has resulted in these ancient masterpieces being destroyed to make use for crop fertilizer.
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From pantaloons, wrist purses and fanned skirts, to fly-to-the-sky hats and tunics tell us, will you be taking the next cue for your outfit from African rock art?
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What and how did rock art draw from landscapes in South Africa? This catalogue combining writing by rock art researchers and beautiful landscape imagery explores just this question.
This exhibition, curated by Pippa Skotnes and Petro Keene (Iziko Social History), draws on Iziko’s collections of copies of rock art with a central theme of translation. The exhibition explores ways in which translations from the landscape have been made and in so doing place images of rock art in the context of other forms of translation. All rock art copies are seen as acts of translation, primarily translating the ‘unboundedness’ of the painti...
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Tune into CNN's Inside Africa today for a story on African rock art and TARA's conservation work around East Africa. 1730 GMT
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A brief encounter between a San man and a colonial officer in the Drakensberg and the ensuing discussion about rock art is the subject of a new book and exhibition
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The Trust for African Rock Art (TARA), based in Nairobi, documents and safeguards Africa’s ancient rock paintings and engravings, humankind’s earliest artistic and cultural expressions. africanrockart.org
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Monday9:00 am–5:30 pm
Tuesday9:00 am–5:30 pm
Wednesday9:00 am–5:30 pm
Thursday9:00 am–5:30 pm
Friday9:00 am–5:30 pm
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020 3884467
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K3 Warai South Road, Karen, Nairobi
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