Kondoa Irangi Rock Paintings

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UNESCO World Heritage Site
Kondoa Irangi Rock Paintings
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Type Cultural
Criteria ii, iv
Reference 1183
UNESCO region Africa
Inscription history
Inscription 2006 (30th Session)
Kondoa Irangi Rock Paintings is located in Tanzania
Kondoa Irangi Rock Paintings
Location of Kondoa Irangi Rock Paintings in Tanzania.

The Kondoa Irangi Rock Paintings are a series of caves carved into the side of a hill looking out over the steppe, approximately nine kilometres east of the main highway from Kondoa to Arusha, about 20 km north of Kondoa, in Tanzania. The caves contain paintings, some of which are believed by the Tanzania Antiquities Department to date back more than 1500 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.[1] 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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Coordinates: 4°43′28″S 35°50′02″E / 4.72444°S 35.83389°E / -4.72444; 35.83389