Amazmaz is an isolated elevation with steep slopes in the western part of the Adrar plateau in Mauritania, 300 km northeast of the capital Nouakchott.[1]

Gueltas of Amazmaz
Shown within Mauritania
LocationAdrar plateau
RegionAdrar, Mauritania
Coordinates19°7′N 13°41′W

Rock paintings of the Amazmaz gueltas

At the foot of the hill there are the gueltas of Amazmaz, a chain of ponds, hidden among rocks and surrounded by rushes, but used for thousands of years, as evidenced by the rock paintings on the slopes bordering the waters.[2]


  1. Geography of Amazmaz (retrieved 2020-03-15).
  2. Robert Vernet, Baouba Ould Mohamed Naffé: Dictionnaire archéologique de la Mauritanie. Université de Nouakchott, 2003.
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.