About

(Yehuda Rotblum wearing the yellow vest) In 1998, following a career in high-tech, I began working as a tour guide in the Negev Desert in Israel, unsure of what awaited me. The enigmatic Negev Desert rock art captured my interest, prompting me to investigate them further. Through collaboration with the Negev Desert Rock Art Forum, I began exploring rock art without previous knowledge and gradually developed the rock art categories:

Astronomy

Hunting

Mythology   

Sun

Afterlife

Fertility

Countless hours traversing the desert helped me to gain a deeper understanding of the life played here, as evidenced by the thousands of rock art.  My first book, Heavenly Art published 15 years ago, unraveled the mystery of Rock Art. Five years later, I wrote my second book, Rock Art in Israel, a ripe and organized version that clarified the meaning of Rock Art.

The interpretations presented here are solely based on the rock art categories I came across during my research.  They were a surprise to me, as they conflicted with my intuition and initial assumptions. For me, this has been quite an experience, and I am sure it will be so for you. Throughout this journey, I have discovered that it is more difficult to understand the past than the future.

My work is original with historical roots that confirm its authenticity by linking it to mythology or astronomy. In the many articles posted here, the rock art deciphering is explained with clarity, avoiding philosophical and entwined ideas. 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.