Tassili n'Ajjer  

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Tassili n'Ajjer (Template:Lang-ber, meaning "Plateau of the Rivers"; Template:Lang-ar) is a mountain range in the Algerian section of the Sahara Desert. It is a vast plateau in south-east Algeria at the borders of Libya and Niger, covering an area of 72,000 km2.

In popular culture

  • Tassili is the recording location and the title of a 2011 album by the Tuareg-Berber band Tinariwen.
  • In his 1992 book Food of the Gods, new-age icon Terence McKenna hypothesized that the Neolithic culture that inhabited the site used psilocybin mushrooms as part of its religious ritual life, citing rock paintings showing persons holding mushroom-like objects in their hands, as well as mushrooms growing from their bodies.
  • Tassili Plain is a track on the 1994 album Natural Wonders of the World in Dub by dub reggae group Zion Train.


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