Nigerian Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, Edem Duke has said in Addis Ababa, that Rock Art can open windows on the understanding of Africa?s heritage as it visualises ancestral live changes.
Duke spoke at the opening a colloquium and exhibition on rock art and the Pan African Renaissance currently taking place at the African Union, within the framework of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the OAU/AU.
He said ?Nigeria has always fulfilled its commitment and the exhibition was evidence of this.?
Nigerian Ambassador to Ethiopia Bulus Lolo in his address said African rock art is priceless and through art, past achievements and history have been recorded.
Lolo said that there is hope that Africa?s past can be re-invented.
He commended the African Union for hosting the exhibition as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations.
On his part the AU Commissioner for Social Affairs, Dr Mustapha Sidiki said the theme for the 50th AU/OAU is a milestone in African history with African Renaissance and Pan Africanism.
Rock Art, an archaeological term is an art where images are made and placed on natural stone.
It is also largely synonymous with parietal art.
It is a global phenomenon found in many different regions of the world, having been produced in many different contexts throughout human history.(NAN)