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Sacred rock paintings on cliff depicting Dogon customs and stories in Songo

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Sacred rock paintings on cliff depicting Dogon customs and stories in Songo

Sacred rock paintings on cliff depicting Dogon customs and stories in Songo, Dogon Country, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mali, West Africa, Africa

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© Kimberley Coole

Depiction Mali Rock Art Rock Drawing Rock Drawings Rock Painting Rock Paintings Sacred West Africa Dogon Country Songo


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This print by Kimberley Coole showcases the sacred rock paintings on a cliff in Songo, Dogon Country, Mali. These ancient artworks depict the rich customs and stories of the Dogon people, offering a glimpse into their fascinating civilization. The rocky landscape surrounding these intricate depictions adds to the sense of awe and wonder. The close-up shot allows us to appreciate every detail of these centuries-old paintings, which have stood the test of time. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this location holds immense cultural significance not just for Mali but for all of West Africa. It serves as a testament to the ingenuity and creativity of ancient civilizations that once thrived in this region. The vibrant colors used in these rock paintings bring them to life against the natural backdrop. This scenic view transports us back in time and highlights the importance of preserving such historical treasures. Kimberley Coole's photography captures both the grandeur and intimacy of this site. With no people present in the frame, we are left alone with our thoughts to contemplate the mysteries held within these ancient drawings. This photograph is an invitation to explore new travel destinations and immerse ourselves in different cultures while appreciating their artistic heritage.

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