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|Description ||Thousands of years ago when the Sahara was green and fertile, an unknown artist painted this woman kneeling in a ritual position. The painting is on the wall of a cave shelter in the remote and rugged massif of the Tassilli n'Ajjer in south eastern Algeria. |
The painting is more than 6ft high and dates from a time when cattle were herded, battles waged in chariots and lions, giraffes and antelopes roamed free and were plentiful. Climate change is nothing new - what happened to this lost civilisation? Who is she?
Acrylic painting by Peter Herring - one of a series based on ancient art.
|She is very beautiful Thorgrim, and looks like she's bathed in moon light and surrounded by stars. Perhaps she is Nemain, goddess of the moon?|
|Wow - you can work in a variety styles and different media. I am impressed.|
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