Tafoughalt Cave in Morocco

Tafoughalt Cave in Morocco is known as “Grotte des Pigeons”, it is the oldest known funeral place in Africa. It is located in the northeast of Morocco, close to the border with Algeria. The remains of thirty-four humans were identified there. The bones were dated to the Upper Paleolithic (17,000 years ago). The cave was discovered in 1908 and excavated in successive archaeological campaigns that continue to this day.

Photo © Soufiane El Kadaoui.