Scientists have uncovered the secret of the mysterious ancient petroglyphs in Saudi Arabia

Ученые раскрыли секрет загадочных древних рисунков в Саудовской Аравии

The researchers examined an area of 9 thousand square miles, where ancient texts written in Aramaic, Arabic, Nabataean, Greek and Latin. In conjunction with that depicted on the rocks are petroglyphs of people and animals, informs Tip.

Scientists from the international group were revealed the secret of the famous 6000 year old rock carvings in Saudi Arabia. The most famous object is the Mada’in Salih, which was discovered 111 ancient tombs carved into the rock, and got to the heritage of “UNESCO”. The exact date the experts were able to establish the image of the giraffes and ostriches, which were carried out in this area, only 6 thousand years ago.

The object was important to the civilization in the 2nd and 3rd centuries BC, as it was located on the trade route of the Arabian Peninsula, the Mediterranean and Asia. Judging by the texts, in the area was Savannah, followed by desert. Because ostriches, giraffes and other animals were forced to migrate in modern Africa, where they continue to reside to this day.


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