Grotte des Pigeons

Mediterranean Coast & the Rif Mountains

Follow the throaty pigeon coos up the hill into the oldest known cemetery in North Africa. Traces of 80,000-year-old human remains have been unearthed here, as well as some of the oldest DNA to be extracted on the continent. The cave itself isn't much to look at; leftovers from digs in progress and pigeon feathers call your attention, but the feeling of hanging out in the same spot as early Homo sapiens is an introspective delight.

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