World Heritage Sites in Gabon

Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lope-Okanda

(0.500 S 11.500 E) -- satellite image

The property's collection of Neolithic and Iron Age sites, together with the rock art found there, reflects a major migration route of Bantu and other peoples from West Africa along the River Oguue valley to the north of the dense evergreen Congo forests and to central east and southern Africa, that has shaped the development of the whole of sub-Saharan Africa.

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Last updated: July 2, 2019