The Eastern Side of the Dibirké Shelter (CRGB)
The eastern side of the Dibirké cave (Ennedi, Chad) is decorated with a number of paintings attributable to the final “bovidian” and ancient camel periods. Particularly interesting are the hut (1) and family scenes on the left, the three giraffes (2) on the middle top, the warriors (3) equipped with large square or round shields and spears aligned on a row on the upper border of the painted surface. Because of the very good state of preservation, the Dibirké site is going to be very important for the ongoing effort in redefining the styles of the Ennedi rock art. On the left it is possiible to note a small stone structure, a food-storage container or granary, typical of the Tebu-Teda traditional architecture. Suggestion: Select full screen and use the annotation bar to navigate.
Reference: Civrac M.A. (2014). Le site a peintures rupestres de Dibirké au sud-ouest de l’Ennedi (Tchad). Les cahiers de l’AARS, 17, 75-81.