The White Camels of Bichagara (Ennedi, Chad)Your model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
The Bichagara site consists of four painted shelters, located at the base of a rocky promontory that juts out towards the very frequented track that connects Fada’s oasis in Ennedi to the oasis of Faya, in the Borkou region. The shelters of Bichagara host paintings mainly from the final phase of the pastoral period. The westernmost shelter is entirely decorated with a very dense composition that includes human figures, flocks of cattle, sheep, and depictions of huts inside which furnishings and containers are observed. On the herd of cattle that appears in the right sector of Bichagara East, three white camels have been painted in superimposition. The small camel in the middle of the other two camels probably represents a calf. His attitude towards the camel on the left is similar to the attitude observed in the cow-calf couples, present in the background. Therefore, the camel on the left likely represents a still nursing female.