Rock Art of Ha’il, Soudi Arabia


Rock Art of Ha’il, Soudi Arabia The desert landscape of the Saudi Arabian province of Hail contains a treasury of rock art that is atleast 10,000 years old.

The inscriptions and carving s are found at two places; Jabel Umm Sinman at Jubbah and Jabal al-Manjor and Raat at Shuwaymis.There was a once  lake situated at the foot of the Umm Sinman hill range . Before it disappeared , the lake  was a source of fresh water for people  and animal in the southern part of the Great  Narfoud Desert .These ancesters of today’s Arabs  left traces of their life in numerous  petroglyphs and inscriptions on the rock faces ..

The animal drawings  are mainly of horses and camels , two of the desert’s chief means of transport, then and now

The second site . Jabal al-Manjor and Raat , form of rocky escarpment of a wadi now inundated   with sand . The escarpment is thickly covered in the carvings of human and animal figure

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