Rock Art and Jeep tours in Israel
Israel rock art center offers a variety of ways to learn about rock art, called rock engravings or petroglyphs, in Israel. Our goal is to collect information about rockart and introduce it to large audience through: series of lectures, conferences, pictures, articles , jeep tours all about rock art. read more...
Rockart, petroglyphs (also called rock engravings) are pictogram images created by engraving the rock surface. The Negev desert is packed with rock art , especially in in holy places and pilgrimage site. Rock art constitutes a major testimony to early man's thoughts and beliefs of himself and his world. They were holy messages ,a treasures of the past ,in the form of recorded: thoughts, beliefs, myths, and the ancients life’s worries.
The earliest script is just over 5,000 years old but rock art provides a much earlier record of the past ,thousands of years , and encoding them is an exciting journey into the deep past.
Mount Karkom is a unique site it contains many archeological artifacts including 40,000 rockart. Fifteen years ago a theory was raised that it is also the biblical Mount Sinai and indeed the possibility looks promising. hide...
The book explores the connection of Rock Art in the Negev Desert to Myths and Astronomy. The book reconstructs the beliefs of the Negev Desert people through Myths and Astronomy as influenced by ancient Egypt and Sumer. The rock art are just a reflections of these beliefs. The valuable collection of Rock Art deciphered sheds new light on the ancients spiritual world especially its connection to ancient astronomy. It illuminates how early man envisioned Creation, invented the first Calendar, and expressed his desire to reach Paradise. After 8,000 years of silence, we finally hear the faint voice of ancient civilization from the Negev Desert.
The book Heavenly Art available on line .
What will you find in this site?
1. Information about Mount Karkom
2. Notes from the book Heavenly Art by Yehuda Rotblum
3. Rock Art Gallery
4. Description of Lectures about Rock Art in Negev Desert
5. Information about jeep tours