The Ancestors' Shrine (Ennedi, Chad)Your model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
In all, 508 paintings crowd the back-wall of KHR-III_07. They include humans, animals, huts and two elongated motifs likely representing water wells. Human depictions dominate (76%) and men depictions prevail over women (47% of all motifs). Most of the humans are in static poses (78%). Laterality of humans is well-balanced, but often not defined in the most stylised figures. Figures facing to the right prevail on the left (western) side of the back-wall and vice-versa. Animals, including cattle, sheep and dogs represent only 18% of all paintings. Depictions of women kneeled on the grindstone do not imply the existence of some agriculture in the distant past since collecting and processing of wild grain were fundamental in the provisioning economy of the local people up to very recent times. The abundance of this motif in KHR-III_07 likely relates to the activity that was commonly taking place in the sourronding plain (back-wall processed by DStretch_YRD). The cave is 40 m wide at the opening (pls, unzoom).