Giraffe petroglyphs are carved in sandstone north of the city of Agadez in Niger, in the Aïr Mountains of the Sahara Desert. The striking, life-sized Dabous Giraffes are thought to have been carved into a sandstone outcropping some 6,000 years ago.
Giraffe petroglyphs are carved in sandstone north of the city of Agadez in Niger, in the Aïr Mountains of the Sahara Desert. The striking, life-sized Dabous Giraffes are thought to have been carved into a sandstone outcropping some 6,000 years ago. PICASA 3.0 Special to The Bee
Giraffe petroglyphs are carved in sandstone north of the city of Agadez in Niger, in the Aïr Mountains of the Sahara Desert. The striking, life-sized Dabous Giraffes are thought to have been carved into a sandstone outcropping some 6,000 years ago. PICASA 3.0 Special to The Bee

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March 25, 2017 2:00 PM

Fresno metal giraffes spark recollection of giraffe pair carved in Sahara sandstone 6,000 years ago

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