New rock art discovered in Tanzania
Hundreds of rock paintings, the oldest of which could be several thousand years old, have been discovered by a Polish archaeologist in the Swaga Swaga reserve in Tanzania.
The Swaga Swaga reserve in the Kondoa region in central Tanzania is home to lions, elephants and giraffes. The area is far from larger cities and it is not inhabited, and few foreigners venture there. But it was here, among rock shelters and overhangs, that Maciej Grzelczyk, an archaeologist from the Institute of Religious Studies of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, came across a treasure trove of rock paintings.
“During this year’s research alone I located over 50 places in which there were dozens, sometimes even hundreds of paintings of different ages” Grzelczyk said. The paintings had representations of animals, people and the cosmos according to Grzelczyk.
The newly discovered paintings