|Location:||Outside Hargeisa. (9.780911, 44.443642)|
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|NOV-2002||archaeological survey by a French team of researchers.|
Laas Gaal is a complex of ten granite caves or rock shelters decorated with Neolithic cave paintings. Between 20,000 and 18,000 years old this are the earliest known cave paintings of domesticated African aurochs (Bos primigenius africanus) in the Horn of Africa. The rock art depicts wild animals and decorated cattle (cows and bulls). It is in an excellent state of preservation.