The Centaur of Sahara

By: Babak A. Tafreshi


Region: Africa

Site: Tassili National park - Algeria

Date: June 2009

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Stars of constellation Centaurus shine above bizarre rock formation in the World Heritage Site of Tassili National Park in Sahara. Click on the star-pattern icon above the image to see the constellations guide lines and labels. Prehistoric skygazers surely witnessed a similar sky. In addition to dramatic sandstone formations, the Tassili region is noted for rock paintings and archaeological sites dating to neolithic times. Babak Tafreshi/

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