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...
What will you find in this site?
The information presented here is from the book Heavenly Art , by Yehuda Rotblum, about Israel rock art. 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 the Negev Desert. . We will present in this site the following:
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