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Rock paintings

Rock paintings in Ait Herbil


Rock paintings in Ait Herbil

Rock paintings in Ait Herbil


Aït Herbil's rock paints are so little visited that it is delightfully difficult to find anyone in the village across the stream that even knowns where they are. I was fortunate enough to meet the local teacher, who was strikingly fluent in foreign languages, considering how remote this place is.

Getting to the rock paintings involve a slightly dangerous climb. Beholding the paintings is made difficult from the same. You stumble over them while balancing along a narrow ledge, but there is nowhere to step back. The picture you see above is made only by holding the camera as far back as possible, while trying to point in the right direction, while concentrating on not falling down. It's size is an impressive 1 metre wide.
The village of Aït Herbil is one of those marvellous places where modernity has just started, and where simple life styles come together with tidiness. The place is still very much alive, and the water canals are all very well kept.

Practicalities
If you get stranded here, there should be no reason to panic. Locals will probably be ready to invite you to stay the night and share the evening meal. But apart from that: there are no hotels or any form of restaurants here. The closest you come to such amenities, is the one and only grocery shop, where softs drinks and biscuits is offered.
The closest offerings for both hotels and restaurants are found in either Taghjijt to the west, or Akka in the east.

Rock paintings in Ait Herbil





By Tore Kjeilen