Ancient images of strange "Minotaur people" found in Tanzania

In 2018, in central Tanzania, in the Swaga Swaga reserve, archaeologists discovered a potential treasure - 52 previously unknown caves, the walls of which were completely decorated with drawings of ancient people. Alas, most of the drawings on the object, which was named "Amak'hee 4", have become indistinguishable from time to time. However, in contrast to them, the strangest images turned out to be of excellent quality and became a real mystery.

Archaeologist Maciej Grzhelchik from the Jagiellonian University (Poland) believes that the drawings are unlikely to be related to the Sandava people living nearby. This is indicated by the image, which scientists interpreted as the head of a buffalo, for some reason placed on a human body. The ancient artist did not want to draw an animal, he deliberately placed a rather realistic, albeit hypertrophied, buffalo head on the body of an erect humanoid.

The picture looks like a very rough African version of the Minotaur, the bull-man from the legends of Ancient Greece. However, there are no such characters in the Sandava culture, as well as among the peoples in the surrounding lands. But the rock painting is no coincidence - in the Kondoa area in the neighborhood, two more similar images were found. However, instead of detailed images of the heads of the herbivore, there is drawn something like a very thick head of hair, or a semblance of a protective helmet or a mask made of twigs.

It is noteworthy that in all cases the figure shows a trinity, which is connected by a certain central line, similar to a safety cable for a group of climbers. The limbs of the figures are located approximately the same, even in the case of those that lie. The bright color and quality of the paint on the figure in Amak'hee 4 suggests that the artist really wanted to draw attention to her, while other pictures are drawn in a more casual, casual manner. Scientists have not yet put forward convincing versions of who these strange creatures may be.