Kondoa Irangi Rock Paintings

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Kondoa Irangi Rock Paintings
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Close-up view
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Location Tanzania Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates 4°43′28″S 35°50′02″E / 4.7244°S 35.8339°E / -4.7244; 35.8339
Criteria Cultural: (iii), (vi) Edit this on Wikidata[1]
Reference 1183
Inscription 2006 (30th Session)
Kondoa Irangi Rock Paintings is located in Tanzania
Kondoa Irangi Rock Paintings
Location of Kondoa Irangi Rock Paintings

The Kondoa Irangi Rock Paintings are a series of caves carved into the side of a hill looking out over the steppe. They are located approximately nine kilometres east of the main highway (T5) from Dodoma to Babati, about 20 km north of Kondoa town, in Kondoa District of Dodoma Region, Tanzania. The caves contain paintings, some of which are believed by the Tanzania Antiquities Department to date back more than 50,000 years. The exact number of rock art sites in the Kondoa area is currently uncertain, however, estimates are of between 150 and 450 of the decorated rock shelters.[2] The paintings depict elongated people, animals, and hunting scenes. Tourists are asked to report to the Antiquities Department office on the highway at the village of Kolo and ask for the cave paintings guide.


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