Rock Art - Israel
Israel rockart center offers a variety of ways to learn about rockart, 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 and our active forum all about rockart. read more...
Rockart, petroglyphs (also called rock engravings) are pictogram images created by engraving the rock surface. The Negev desert is packed with rockart , especially in Mount Karkom which was a in holy place and pilgrimage site. Rock art constitutes a major testimony of 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 lifeís worries. The earliest script is just over 5,000 years old but rock art provides a much earlier record ,thousands 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. All of these make Mount Karkom a pre-historic cultural laboratory; a live museum of the pre-history of Israel. Fifteen years ago a theory was raised that it is also the biblical Mount Sinai and indeed the possibility looks promising. hide...
What will you find in this site?
The information presented here is a result of the book Heavenly Art , by Yehuda Rotblum, about Israel rockart. The book tries to unfold the mysteries of rock art in the Negev Desert. It is an independent research a result of 15 years of tour guidance in Mount Karkom. The rock art, also called petroglyph engravings, is important and original evidence of the Negev Desert past. We will present here the following:
1. Information about Mount Karkom
2. Notes and observation from the book Heavenly Art by Yehuda Rotblum
3. Rock Art Gallery from Mount Karkom
4.Available lectures based on the book and Mount Karkom
5.Information about jeep tours by the author to Mount Karkom
A typical rock full of rockart, Mount Karkom , Israel