The ancient rock art that rewrites the history of Arabia; Phoebe Weston; Daily Mail

Saudi Arabia – Rock Art in the Hail Region of Saudi Arabia

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany, studied rock art at UNESCO World Heritage Sites Jubbah and Shuwaymis in Saudi Arabia.

  • Engravings include images of animals previously not known to live in this area
  • Experts believe it would have been a haven for animal life until 6,000 years ago
  • Drawings include images of rare antelope, aurochs, wild camels and asses

Ancient rock art discovered in Saudi Arabia shows more than 6,600 depictions of wildlife – proving the area was home to a vast range of creatures in prehistoric times.

The engravings, some of which date back to 8,000BC, include images of rare antelope, aurochs, wild camels and African asses, previously not known to live in this area.

Although the area is now a rocky desert, experts believe it would have been a haven for plant and animal life up until 6,000 years ago.

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany, studied rock art at UNESCO World Heritage Sites Jubbah and Shuwaymis.

Source: The ancient rock art that rewrites the history of Arabia

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