About

(Yehuda Rotblum wearing the yellow vest) After a career in high tech, I began working as a tour guide in the Negev Desert Israel in 1998, without a clue where it will lead me. The enigmatic Negev Desert rock art attracted my attention thrusting me to research them. Together, with the Negev Desert Rock Art forum, I began this journey with zero knowledge and slowly developed the rock art deciphering methodology and its categories, listed here.

Seasonal drawings of constellations

Hunting scenes depicting imaginary struggles

Regional Mythology   

The Sun journey myth

Many hours of traversing the desert gave me a unique understanding of the life played here as manifested by thousands of rock art.  15 years passed until I wrote my first book, Heavenly Art, which unraveled this mystery of Rock Art. Five years later I wrote my second book Rock Art in Israel, a ripe and organized version that cemented the methods for Rock Art decipherment. I found that the ancients had deep-sky knowledge and their ideas extend even to the present time. In the process, I found that it is more difficult to understand the past than the future.

My work is fresh and original with a strong attachment to known regional myths. All the rock art deciphered is anchored with historical roots that prove their authenticity through their connections to mythology or/and astronomy. The many articles, published here, explain the rock art scenes with clarity avoiding long sentences and entangled ideas, as such they validate humbly my decipherment. I share my knowledge openly with you with the hope that it will benefit us all. Share your thoughts with me at israelrockart@gmail.com ..