National Monuments Council. Schans Vlakte
Detailed description:  ||Khauxa!nas (Khoekhoegowab): passively defend people from an enemy, Afrikaans name Schans Vlakte: (sconce valley) is an uninhabited village with an ancient ruined fortress in south-eastern Namibia, east of the Great Karas Mountains. It is the oldest systematically designed and built structure in Namibia, pre-dating all buildings erected by Europeans. Built at the end of the 18th century, most likely between 1796 and 1798 by Klaas Afrikaner and his two sons Jager and Titus, ||Khauxa!nas served as a hidden retreat and a fortress to fend off possible pursuits by Cape authorities. The Orlam Afrikaner tribe left the place in the 1820s but it continued to be inhabited by the Veldschoendragers (||Hawoben) tribe until the mid-19th century.(from Wikipedia)
Remarks:  Photos by Andreas Vogt on behalf of the National Monuments Council
Date:  December 1989
Remarks on Dating:  On slide
Photographer:  Andreas Vogt
Medium:  Image
Colour:  Col.
File format:  Electronic image
Copyright holder:  National Monuments Council
Acknowledge:  NAN
Contributing institution:  Namibia University of Science and Technology
Custody:  NAN
Local keywords:  Landscapes
Photo No:  RNG
Version:  35 mm colour slide
Type:  Electronic image
Source:  35 mm
Date digitised:  December 2011
WWW Link:||Khauxa!nas
Collection name:  National Monuments Council
Date added:  12-14-2011
Data capturer:  RM
Metadata entry tool:  ISIS
Digitisation specs:  JPEG for display. Archives TIFF image was scanned at 1200 dpi with Epson Expression 10000 XL scanner. 24 bit colour. 35 mm colour silde
File name:  NAN_SLI_RNG_img_038834.jpg, NAN_SLI_RNG_img_039131.jpg, NAN_SLI_RNG_img_039136.jpg, NAN_SLI_RNG_img_039140.jpg, NAN_SLI_RNG_img_039352.jpg, NAN_SLI_RNG_img_039353.jpg, NAN_SLI_RNG_img_039354.jpg, NAN_SLI_RNG_img_039355.jpg, NAN_SLI_RNG_img_039356.jpg, NAN_SLI_RNG_img_039357.jpg, NAN_SLI_RNG_img_039358.jpg, NAN_SLI_RNG_img_039359.jpg, NAN_SLI_RNG_img_039360.jpg, NAN_SLI_RNG_img_039361.jpg, NAN_SLI_RNG_img_039362.jpg, NAN_SLI_RNG_img_039363.jpg, NAN_SLI_RNG_img_039364.jpg, NAN_SLI_RNG_img_039365.jpg, NAN_SLI_RNG_img_039366.jpg, NAN_SLI_RNG_img_039367.jpg, NAN_SLI_RNG_img_039368.jpg, NAN_SLI_RNG_img_039369.jpg