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Site dedicated to Israel Rock Art.

Rockart , sometimes called Petroglyphs, are pre-historic pictures engraved on rocks by people living in the Negev Desert. They appeared before writing was invented and therfore are first time display of thoughts and messages to the world. Thousands of rock engravings are scattered across the Negev Desert. They tell us an ancient story that we can't understand today.

Our mission, in assembling this site, is to decipher their cryptic message, to reveal the past and enjoy its wisdom. Browse through our Galleries and Articles that gives you pictorial and textual description of Rockart presented here. We will be grateful if you Send us your impression of the site content. Excellent book titled Rock Art in Israel complements our Negev Desert Rockart research, is available online.

  • 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.
  • I look at the sunrise and sunset, the daily return of the day and night, the struggle between light and darkness, with all the drama of the sun every detail, every day, every month, every year, in heaven and on earth the sun is the main theme of Egyptian mythology. ------ Sir Peter le Page Renouf -----
  • I am mortal but a moment when I look at the stars in the sky and then on the country I stand. Touching my Maker and my life is drinking the eternal.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ptolemy Claudius, Alexandria in 150 A.D. -----
  • 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 -----
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