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Malawi, Lake Malawi National Park

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, October 21, 2012 at 06:09:03

Location Central and Southern Regions, Malawi
Coordinates S14 1 59.988 E34 52 59.988
Property 9,400 ha
Date of Inscription 1984

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/289 )

Located at the southern end of the great expanse of Lake Malawi, with its deep, clear waters and mountain backdrop, the national park is home to many hundreds of fish species, nearly all endemic. Its importance for the study of evolution is comparable to that of the finches of the Galapagos Islands.

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Otter Point, Lake Malawi National Park

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Malawi, Chongoni Rock-Art Area

 Posted by Simon Laroche
Simon Laroche
, October 21, 2012 at 05:55:35

Location Dedza District, Central Region, Malawi
Coordinates S14 17 36 E34 16 45
Property 12,640 ha
Date of Inscription 2006

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/476 )

Situated within a cluster of forested granite hills and covering an area of 126.4 km2, high up the plateau of central Malawi, the 127 sites of this area feature the richest concentration of rock art in Central Africa. They reflect the comparatively scarce tradition of farmer rock art, as well as paintings by BaTwa hunter-gatherers who inhabited the area from the late Stone Age. The Chewa agriculturalists, whose ancestors lived there from the late Iron Age, practised rock painting until well into the 20th century. The symbols in the rock art, which are strongly associated with women, still have cultural relevance amongst the Chewa, and the sites are actively associated with ceremonies and rituals.

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Chongoni Rock-Art Area

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