Ahaggar is a highland located in the south of Algeria, in the central part of the Sahara, east of the city of Tamanrasset. Ahaggar is the foundation of the Sahara platform, which came to the surface 2 billion years ago. Within the highlands, young lava plateaus also stand out: Tassilin-Adjer, Tassilin-Adrar, Tassilin-Anakhev, Tassilin-Atakor and Tassilin-Tahalra.
The unusual cliffs of Ahaggara always amazed the people and created mysterious legends. The indigenous inhabitants of the highlands, Tuareg, believe in jinn, who, fighting to the last, petrified in the form of rocks. A more humane version of the legend says that the remnants are traces of the battles of giant creatures. Continue reading