Conservation Strategy and Visitor Facilities

Dabous Rock Engravings Site

Dabous Rock Engravings Site

Dabous Rock Engravings Site

Sahara Desert, Niger

Commissioned by the World Monuments Fund, Kilburn Nightingale produced a Conservation Strategy and proposal for the long term conservation of the site in the Aïr Mountains in Niger which includes a sandstone outcrop with many images, including two remarkably fine engravings of life-size giraffes. The petroglyph dates from between 4-6,000 BC and is the largest known animal petroglyph in the world.

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Our work, carried out in consultation with the local Touareg people, also entails the design of simple tourist facilities (a reception building and protective walkways) along with a sustainable management plan for the site as a whole.

Our work, carried out in consultation with the local Touareg people, also entails the design of simple tourist facilities (a reception building and protective walkways) along with a sustainable management plan for the site as a whole.

Our work, carried out in consultation with the local Touareg people, also entails the design of simple tourist facilities (a reception building and protective walkways) along with a sustainable management plan for the site as a whole.

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Dabous Giraffe 3D Model

Early in 2022, Ferdinand Saumarez-Smith from the Factum Foundation accompanied the Trust for African Rock Art to document the Dabous Giraffe in Niger.

It was recorded using close-range and drone-based photogrammetry from February 10th to 15th, 2022.

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26 Harrison Street
London  WC1H 8JW
+44 (0) 20 7812 1102
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Kilburn Nightingale Architects
26 Harrison Street
London  WC1H 8JW
+44 (0) 20 7812 1102
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Kilburn Nightingale Architects
26 Harrison Street
London  WC1H 8JW
+44 (0) 20 7812 1102
post@KilburnNightingale.com

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