- Laas Gaal is a popular archaeological site located in Northwestern Somalia that contains a series of granite caves. The Neolithic paintings within the caves dating back to 8000 – 10000 years. Laas Gall cave paintings were discovered by a French archaeological team in 2002, during an expedition in searching for caves and rock shelters in the site.The Laal Gaal cave paintings are considered as some of the best preserved cave paintings in Africa. They survived natural weathering, wars and activities of humans and animals intact.
- Laas Gaal complex contains eight ancient caves in total. Most of rock paintings are housed in the first cave of the site. The paintings represent wild animals and cows accompanied by the inhabitants of that time. Some of cow paintings are also decorated with ceremonial robes. The remaining caves at Laas Gaal once used as living quarters and a prison. Today Laas Gaal is one of the most popular tourist attractions and an important archaeological site in Somalia.
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