Tribes in Saudi Arabia were carving rocks with artistic precision 8000...

Tribes in Saudi Arabia were carving rocks with artistic precision 8000...
Tribes in Saudi Arabia were carving rocks with artistic precision 8000...

An error occurred in what the agencies broadcast in 2018 about the discovery by a team of Saudi-French scholars that 12 life-size rock carvings of wild camels and donkeys in the desert of “Al-Jawf region” adjacent to the north-central Saudi Arabia to the border with Jordan. A place of worship, and that carved camels were symbols of caravans, dates back nearly 2000 years.

However, new research on the sculptures of “the site of beauty”, as they call it, confirms that it dates back to at least 8000 years, according to what Al-Arabiya.net reported from the latest issue of the monthly Journal of Archaeological Science Reports, in which the wrong date is It happened because of the similarity with the sculptures of the city of “Petra” in Jordan, and its history is 2000 years, while we find in the video presented below more information and pictures about the site, which began to arouse the curiosity of researchers. Because of the accuracy of the sculpture that was carried out in prehistoric times.

Studies and research were carried out by the team consisting of scientists from the National Center for Scientific Research in France, their counterparts from the Max Planck Institute in Germany, in addition to the National Center for Scientific Research in France, as well as archaeologists from King Saud University who studied 21 Engraving of camels, horses and donkeys, analyzing the signs of the tools used in carving, in addition to the erosion of rocks and the history of the fallen carved block.

The oldest life-size in the world

A test trench that was opened between two rocky outcrops revealed a group of animal bones whose history was identified through radioactive carbon-14. According to the study, the “Al-Jawf region” was in the sixth millennium BC “a watery and grassy site, similar to a savannah scattered with lakes and trees” inhabited by tribes and grazing their livestock.

A number of news agencies, less than archaeologists 3 years ago, considered the “Site of Beauty” when they were found, one of the most prominent rock art sites discovered in the region, and it is located in the heart of “Sakaka Oasis” in the Al-Jawf region, and consists of 3 mountains. In one of them there is an inscription of a camel raising its head and blessing on its feet, and another of a donkey and a camel whose inscription is not left except for its neck and the back of its hump, as there is nothing left of the carving of the donkey except for its head, its hind legs and its back. .

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