"Sahara: an exploration" [fr]
A new temporary exhibition is currently on at the Origins Centre in Johannesburg: "Sahara: An Exploration". The exhibition focuses on the various facets that make up Africa’s largest desert, the Sahara. Among other things you will find in this exhibition: fossils of animals that lived or once lived in the Sahara on display: Snakes, crocodiles, wild dog, an elephant skull and a hippo skull. There is also an excellent collection of stone tools on display – known as the Aechuleans Tools, which were discovered across the Sahara.
The exhibition is on until the 15th of October 2014 and is sponsored by the Origin Centre’s funders, The National Lottery Distribution Fund and their lenders, Kim Sacks and Wits Art Gallery.
The exhibition was launched on July 15th, during the 14th Congress of the Pan African Archaeological Association, one of the world’s biggest archaeological congress ever organized, which gathered more than 400 archeologists from all over the world.
As quoted by H.E. Ambassador Barbier: "This exhibition is a unique bridge between Northern and Southern Africa. Archaeology has played a central political and historical role in the construction of identities."
The event continued with a music show by Vieux Farka Touré, a famous artist from Mali.
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Costs: Adults: R75 | Seniors: R60 | Children under 12 and University Students: R35
Contact them for more information: 011 717 4700