Hungarian totem pole (Kopjafa) erected in Sahara desert

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Székely Hungarian participants of the Budapest-Bamako Rally erected a Hungarian totem pole (Kopjafa) in Western Sahara; the plaque on the totem pole marks the imaginary line called Tropic of Cancer in both Latin and ancient Hungarian Rovas characters.

The totem pole was carved in Gyergyószentmiklós and it traveled nearly 7 thousand miles to its present destination south-east of Dakhla city, Western Sahara.

The six Székely participants of the rally said it was important to erect a totem pole to commemorate to all Hungarian travelers and adventurers in Africa. “This monument has been erected to the memory of all Hungarian explorers, cartographers, and adventurers who set out to explore the world looking for fascinating things around the globe” said one of the participants of the rally Lehel Lukács.

You can watch a short video about the totem pole erection ceremony HERE!

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Anonymous said...

I wonder how long this will stand, untill islamist destroys it, but mabey they will spare it as there is a half moon on it :p

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