Until the discovery of Tsodilo, scientists did not know that humans have reached the level of sophistication to perform spiritual rituals. The earliest evidence of rituals dates back to 40,000 years ago in Europe. However, in Tsodilo, they discovered an enormous stone sculpture of a python dating back 70,000 years ago. This discovery provided scientists the evidence that humans from so long ago was able to create a sculpture of this sophistication.
Tsodilo comprises hills of which there are four main ones. The highest is 1400 meters tall, and is also the highest geographical point in Botswana. The hills are called Male, Female, Child, and another unnamed. Most of the rock paintings are located on the Female hill. The paintings include that of a "whale", two rhinos, and a lion.
Photos of Tsodilo
World Heritage Site Inscription DetailsLocation: S 18 45 0 E 21 43 60
Inscription Year: 2001
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, III, VI
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Visiting TsodiloTsodilo is located within the Okavango Delta. There is plenty to see here. In addition to Tsodilo, there is of course the Kalahari Desert and Lake Makgadikgadi.
Your base for visiting this World Heritage Site is Gaborone, the capital of Botswana. From there, you can make the arrangement, either on your own or through a travel agency, to go to the Okavango Delta, visiting Tsodilo and other sights. So far, the only budget hotel in Gaborone with online booking facility is Mokolodi Backpackers.
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