The name Awiss, which is also ocassionally written as Auis
or Awis, refers to the entire northern region of Jebel Acacus. The southern region
is called Tadrart Acacus, meaning "Jebel Akakus". The region encompases
various vaelleys or wadis and sites of paintings and engravings of animals and
human figures, some of which are thought to be among the most ancient images
of human figures in the entire Sahara. The reason for this is probably the easy
access afforded to this region from Awaynat and Germa, as opposed to the deeper,
and more difficult to access, Tadrart Acacus.
This is an interesting cave, in which a woman, painted in red lines and
coloured white, appears to be holding a large object in
her right hand, which could be a sheild! Then we have a small and a strange creature
sitting on a back of a stylised animal with very wide neck.
Paintings of camels in red and white.
A rock painting in yellow and outlined in red.
A vandalised rock art site from Awiss.