ThePlace: Jubbat Hail, an old caravan route through Saudi Arabia’s; Arab News

Jubbat Hail, in the Hail region of northeast Saudi Arabia, is on an old caravan route through the Nefud Desert.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2015, recent government investment has improved the…

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Tales as old as time: Get to know Saudi Arabia’s Thamudic petroglyphs; Leen Alfaisal; Al Arabiya

The rocky mountains of Jubbah city in Saudi Arabia are repositories of the lifestyle, the…

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ThePlace: Hail’s rock art; Arab News

Preserved history enhances the image of a country. It is a treasure the value of which cannot be measured in financial terms. Saudi Arabia has a rich history, preserved in the tales of the many…

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IN PICTURES: What’s the story behind ancient lion engravings in Saudi Arabia?; Mohamed Al Harby; Al Arabiya

Did lions ever roamed Saudi Arabia? Rock engraving by an ancient Thamudi artist who lived 10,000…

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Saudi archaeological site reveals rock carvings dating back 10,000 years; Nadia Al-Fawaz; Al Arabiya

Ancient drawings in Jebbah and al-Shwemas have revealed that both areas are among the most important

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Saudi rock inscriptions highlight prehistoric civilizations; Al Arabiya

Saudi Arabia – Rock Art in the Ha’il Region

According to historians the Arab Peninsula is considered one of the richest in the world with rock inscriptions highlighting the existence of civilizations dated to a prehistoric period and even before writing was discovered.

These inscriptions are found in al-Henakiyah in Madinah, Shwimes and Wajba in Hael, both are listed among UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The Arab Peninsula, of which Saudi Arabia constitutes 70 percent of the total land, is considered home to many civilizations and the cradle of prophecy, while the first migration in it started 17,000 years ago due to drought.

The major areas in the Arab Peninsula which witnessed these migrations is Hael and al-Jouf where archaeological findings included artefact dating back to the Middle Stone Age.

The findings are analyzed according to a “C14” rock coding system which accurately helps identify the piece examined, reported the Saudi Press Agency.

The findings also showed that certain kinds of communications had existed among these civilizations which lived in the Arab Peninsula 2300 AD and outside of  it.

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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.

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Ancient Rock Art Reveals Arabia Was Once Home To Some Unexpected Animals; Tom Hale; IFL Science

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

Most of what we know about the natural history of the Arabian Peninsula comes from skeletal remains, however, these are few and far between in the vast dust plains of present-day Saudi Arabia. Thankfully, a bunch of ancient hunters left some clues about the prehistoric animals roaming over their homeland, hidden in their rock art.

Archaeologists from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Germany have recently been busy studying the thousands of ancient artworks at Jubbah and Shuwaymis, a UNESCO world heritage rock art site in Ha’il province, north-western Saudi Arabia. Some of the rock art at this site is thought to be around 10,000 years old and spans through the middle and early Holocene.

The new study of the site can be found in the Journal of Biogeography.

Looking through the 6,618 individual animal depictions, the researchers saw an animal that bore an uncanny likeness to the lesser kudu, a large antelope with amazing spiraled horns and distinctive vertical stripes.

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