The Rock Art


12 000 years of Rock Art in the desert

Petroglyphs are found in a wide area from the Syrian desert till Saudi Arabia. Staggering from the Neolithic till the 20th century, they witness to the human activities and their interaction with their environment....as well as to a fauna definitely extincted in those areas.

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Human figures

Hunting, fights but also dances, pray, greetings, love and birth...Rock Art artists depicted many aspects of the human life...

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Animals figures

Rock Art discloses a rich and diversified fauna anciently common in those nowadays desert areas... which relationship the men had with those animals? petroglyphs partly raise the veil.

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Structural and geometric figures

Enigmatic shapes that only local desert dwellers can interpret...

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Some notions about the Pre-Islamic graffiti of the Jordanian deserts (and beyond...)

Thousands of inscriptions are spread through the desert between Syria and Arabic Peninsula, testifying to a variety of indigenous nomadic scripts and dialects used by the nomads in the Antiquity...an exciting field of studies.

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