Rock Art in Israel

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Rock Art in Israel – Book 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. That’s the book’s basic conclusion that completes 20 years of rock art research in Israel.  In particular, the researchRead More …


Rock Art Interpretation

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How to Interpret Rock Art? Interpretation of rock art is, in essence, an archaeology of the ancient mind. It represents the sorting and deciphering of ancient knowledge and events that shaped the path of our culture. Each rock art represents a thought bounded by the imaginary sphere of the eraRead More …


Astronomy and Rock Art

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Astronomy Rock Art, Negev Desert Israel. The early astronomy references engraved in Negev Desert rock art originated in Egypt and Sumer. These ancient civilizations observed the sky in an attempt to interpret events and to predict the future. They tracked the sunrise and sunset, the moon’s daily changes, eclipses, andRead More …


Rock Art Moon Calendars

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Ancient Moon Calendars in Negev Desert Rock Art Ancient astronomy knowledge helped people to organize their life as evidenced by the invention of prehistoric calendars about 20,000 years ago. Astronomical phenomena are cyclical, allowing us to predict stars’ appearance by observing them over many years. The knowledge of a calendarRead More …


Cosmic Egg Creation

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Cosmic Egg Creation in Rock Art, Negev Desert. Astronomy, archaeology, and ancient myths all attempted to explain the mystery of creation.  Although no one witnessed the act of creation, multiple versions exist in ancient literary sources as if many wise people had witnessed it. The creation accounts originated in differentRead More …


Comets and Rock Art

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Comets in Negev Desert Rock Art Comets’ infrequent and sudden appearance equated them to a harbinger of a bad omen. To an earthbound observer, a comet appears as a large star surrounded by a bright transparent cloud with a long tail that travels through the sky. Comets sudden appearances inRead More …


Maze and Rock Art

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Maze in Negev Desert Rock Art The convoluted maze shape in rock art highlights a visual hardship the viewer encounters while watching it. The mind follows the maze entangled paths in vain, desperately trying to find the beginning and end without success.  Every path in the maze leads the eyeRead More …


God Images on Rock Art

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God images from the Fertile Crescent and rock art In rock art, we see the earliest recorded thoughts of man, long before ink and paper were invented.  When viewed in the proper context, rock art can provide a glimpse into how things were perceived in the past and provides usRead More …