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Ancient Rock Carvings Discovered in Saudi Arabia Hint at Artists From Faraway Lands
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
In 2016, archaeologists discovered a site in what appears, at first glance, to be the middle of nowhere. Which is why archaeologists were surprised to find at least 11 carved dromedary camels protruding from stones at what they call “the camel site.” The international team of archaeologists has now published their analysis of the site in the Cambridge journal Antiquity. The archaeologists haven’t discerned the exact purpose of the carvings, but the art helps tell a story of life around Saudi Arabia roughly 2,000 years ago. During this time, reliefs were common in the near east, Haaretz reports. read more
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