Africa Geography Desert Mountains Bandiagara Mali, West Africa Tellem ruins World Heritage Site, famous for its Bushman rock art estimated more than 5 000 individual paintings of between 800 and over 2 000 years old. Tsodilo Hills Giza Pyramid Rivers & Lakes Nile River
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After the rains have come, between June and September, the small tributaries of the river Niger join to form larger rivers.
In the dry season, this evaporates into unconnected lakes and ponds, in which the catfish that were spawned in the river emerge.
The other lakes are fished the year round, but Antogo has a particular significance.
Legend has it that the lake was discovered in ancient times by a young girl from Bamba village. She told her sister in the neighboring village of Yanda about the profusion of fish, and her brother-in-law claimed the lake for Yanda.
But her father staked a claim on it too, and tribal war broke out. Eventually her father and his fellow tribesmen won the battle, and even today only Bamba men can take part in the great fishing ceremony.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lpsOFSKuLE&feature=relatedNiger River, Mali
Highest point in Africa Location: Northern Tanzania, near Kenya
The Wasamo clan, who live around the cave, are the rain makers of the Abasuba, and the elders agree that the paintings have been used for rain making ceremonies, with the red paintings representing the moon and the white ones representing the sun.
The awa dance with ornate carved and painted masks during both funeral and death anniversary ceremonies.
There are 78 different types of ritual masks among the Dogon focus on religion and philosophy.
All Dogon villages have a Lebe shrine whose altars have bits of earth incorporated into them to encourage the continued fertility of the land.
Binu spirits often make themselves known to their descendants in the form of an animal that interceded on behalf of the clan during its founding or migration, thus becoming the clan's totem.Binu Shrine
diviner draws a questions in the sand for the sacred fox to answer The Dogon people believe the fox has supernatural powers. The Dogon may ask questions and n the morning, the diviner will read the fox prints on the sand and make interpretations.