Rock Art - 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... 

 

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