Twyfelfontain rock art

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In the afternoon we were taken to Twyfelfontain to see some ancient rock carvings (about 500 years old). There are carvings of giraffe, antelope, lions, seals and rhinos. These were the bushmen’s equivalent of my digital photos and this website! They would travel and bring back images which they carved into the sandstone rocks. Over time, these rocks moved or fell but their significance remained unclear for centuries. Apparently, the lion in this photo above is a bushman witch doctor because it has five toes and an extra ‘hand’ on its tail.

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