Rock art archaeology research, from the Negev Desert Israel, confirms that Astronomy and Myths played a major role in these mysterious rock engravings. Rock Art are pre-historic images carved, drawn, or painted onto rock surfaces pre-dating the appearance of a script. The thousands rock art scattered across the Negev Desert hides undocumented historical chapters of this important region. Rock art has been generally interpreted as primitive art but it is much more. It is a complete ancient story spiced with wisdom that we can't fully grasp today.
Rock Art archaeological interpretation is complicated since they were engraved thousands of years ago before writing or documentation developed. Indeed, our original deciphering theory and Methodology reveals that! Browse through our Rock Art Images and Articles to gain pictorial and textual description of the deciphered Rock Art. An excellent book titled Rock Art in Israel complements our Negev Desert Rock Art research, is available online.
Rock art is not art imitating life; it is a visual record of religious beliefs practiced long ago and not an expression of daily life. All rock art is linked to the heavens – either directly or through myths!
• Rock art describes a heavenly story. • Hunting scenes are cosmic struggles. • Rock art is sacred and belongs to the realm of faith.
And when they come back and look at the sun and moon, that by their hands come the summer and winter and exchange spring and fall, they adopted the hypothesis that the reasons for all things that grow and are born every year out of the ground are due to the rounds of the stars in the sky. ------ Philo of Alexandria.
Mythology opens the world to the mysterious. It draws from the cosmological world. It connects different parts of the universe and produces the sense of awe about the universe in a man. -------------------------------------------------------------------- Joseph Campbell ------
“Oh divine mistress, may you be the one that shines over them, that they call you ‘divine source of all life’, at their sides (that of the Sun and of the Moon), in your dominant position, may you gloriously accomplish your (celestial) crossing, even during the time that Sin and Utu are awake… " ---------The Exaltation of Inanna-----------
For all men have some conception of the nature of the gods, and all who believe in the existence of gods at all, whether barbarian or Greek, agree in allotting the highest place to the deity, surely because they suppose that immortal is linked with immortal and regard any other supposition as impossible. ---“On the Heavens” Aristotle -----