Somaliland: Challenges of Protecting Discovered Ancient Art


Somaliland rock art discovered in Las Geel might be difficult to protect

Somalilandsun-Five-thousand-year-old rock art is tucked into an outcropping 40 miles northeast of Hargeisa, the capital of this breakaway region of Somalia. But its ambiguous political status has made protecting the site especially challenging.
But according to Scott Peterson Somaliland’s most prized archaeological treasures – which locals fearfully called “the place of the devils” for centuries – could not be more remote, thence difficulty in discovery but could be even harder to protect.
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