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Israel rock art center offers a variety of ways to learn about rock art, sometimes referred as rock engravings or petroglyphs. Our goal is to share information about rockart and introduce them to large audience through: series of lectures, conferences, pictures, articles , jeep tours all about rock art.
Rockart, petroglyphs are images created by engraving the rock surface. The Negev desert is packed with rock art, concentrated in holy places and pilgrimage sites. Rock art constitutes a major testimony of early man's beliefs. They were holy messages, a treasures of the past in the form of recorded: thoughts, beliefs, and myths. The earliest script is just over 5,000 years old but rock art provides a much earlier record of the past, and encoding them is an exciting journey into the deep past.
The book "Rockart in Israel" explores Rock Art connection to Myths and Astronomy. The book reconstructs the beliefs of the Negev Desert people through Myths and Astronomy as influenced by the cultures of ancient Egypt and Sumer.
The valuable collection of Rock Art deciphered in this book enlightens the ancients spiritual world especially its connection to ancient astronomy. It shows how early man envisioned Creation, invented the first Calendar, and expressed his desire to reach Paradise. After 8,000 years of silence, we finally hear the faint voice of ancient civilization from the Negev Desert. The book Rockart in Israel is available on line .
What will you find in this site?
1. Information about Mount Karkom
2. Notes from the book Rockart in Israel by Yehuda Rotblum
3. Rock Art Gallery
4. Description of Lectures about Rock Art in Negev Desert
5. Information about jeep tours