Agrour Amogjar

Coordinates: 20°38′1″N 12°43′27″W / 20.63361°N 12.72417°W / 20.63361; -12.72417
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Agrour Amogjar
The peak of Agrour Amogjar
Agrour Amogjar is located in Mauritania
Agrour Amogjar
Shown within Mauritania
LocationAdrar plateau
RegionAdrar, Mauritania
Coordinates20°38′1″N 12°43′27″W / 20.63361°N 12.72417°W / 20.63361; -12.72417

The Agrour Amogjar is a 690 m high peak near the Amogjar Pass, in the Adrar plateau of central Mauritania. Its small natural shelters house a rich collection of rock paintings in a damaged state. An enclosure protects some of the shelters and access is subject to a fee.[1]

Rock paintings[edit]

The set of rock paintings is heterogeneous. Eight stylistic groups have been recorded, ranging from the "pastoral" period to the most recent graffiti. The panels are featuring geometric circles with sunburst design, handprints, naturalistic wildlife such as giraffe, lion and crocodile, as well as herds of cattle and human collective scenes. The most important set is a frieze of dancers.[2]



  1. ^ Geography of Agrour Amogjar (retrieved 2020-03-15).
  2. ^ Robert Vernet, Les peintures rupestres du haut de la passe d'Amogjar (Mauritanie), pp.199-206 In: Hic sunt leones: mélanges sahariens en l'Honneur d'Alfred Muzzolini, Cahiers de l’AARS; 10: 199-2006.