Twyfelfontein
Rock art site in Namibia
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Early inhabitants of Twyfelfontein area must have been attracted to the valley by the small freshwater spring on the hillside and by the game grazing in the valley below. There is evidence of habitation over 5000 years ago. The Damara who lived here named the valley Uri-Ais or "jumping fountain" after this source of fresh water. However it was renamed Twyfelfontein or "doubtful fountain" in 1947 by the first white farmer to acquire the land; he considered the fountain too weak and unreliable to support much life. The site was declared a national monument in 1952, local Damaras are now employed as guides to protect the rocks and inform the visitors.
A total of over 2,500 engravings cut into the rock-face of the huge boulders strewn around have been identified.

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