Item 23061 - PHOTO0000001611

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FR PUNES AG 12-Photo-SC-23061




  • 1961 (Creation)

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English transcription: The Tassili des Ajjer is a vast rocky sandstone plateau which, due to its altitude (5,000 ft.), has a comparatively humid climate. Because of this, the plateau is one of the rare zones in the Algerian south where vegetation has survived - in the main, cypresses and wild olive trees. Its inhabitants, the Touareg Ajjer, are nomadic shepherds. Shown here is a nomad family with their flocks setting up camp on the Tassili plateau, near the oasis of Djanet.
French transcription: Le Tassili Ajjer est un vaste plateau de grès dont l'altitude relativement élevée (1500 m.) lui confère une humidité qui a permis la survie d'une rare végétation (principalement cyprès et oliviers). Cette région est habitée par les Touaregs Ajjer ; nomades vivant des ressources que leur offrent leurs troupeaux de chèvres. Ici, nomades et leur troupeau de chèvres dans les environs de Tamrit sur le Plateau du Tassili près de l'Oasis de Djanet.
Description: A nomad family, known as the Touareg Ajjer, with their goat flocks setting up camp on the Tassili plateau, near the oasis of Djanet.
Location: Tassili des Ajjer.

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UNESCO / Jean-Dominique Lajoux. See Reproduction notice here: Photographic Archives

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