Chad cave paintings at World Heritage Site defaced

Manda Guéli Cave in the Ennedi Mountains, north-eastern Chad. © David Stanley, CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia

N'DJAMENA – Mahamat Saleh Haroun, Chad’s Culture Minister, denounced the vandalising of cave paintings at a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Ennedi Mountains, a plateau located in the North-East of Chad, in the Ennedi Region. The caves are part of a stunning landscape which is near the border with Sudan.
Unknown vandals defaced the paintings leaving inscriptions and names on the 4000 years old artworks.
The Ennedi Plateau is home to thousands of images that have been painted and carved into the rock surface of caves, canyons and shelters, presenting one of the largest ensembles of rock art in the Sahara.
Source AFP