Rock Art in Israel

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Rock Art in Israel – Book The book presents interpretations of rock art from the Negev Desert, Israel. It reconstructs the beliefs of the Negev Desert people as influenced by the ancient cultures of Egypt and Sumer. Its premise is that Rock art is not art imitating life; it isRead More …


Rock Art Interpretation

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How to Interpret Rock Art? Deciphering rock art from Israel, israelrockart.com. Interpretation of rock art is, in essence, an archaeology of the ancient mind. It represents the sorting and deciphering of ancient knowledge thus reconstructing the past. Each rock art represents a thought bounded by an imaginary sphere, symbolizing theRead More …


Astronomy and Rock Art

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Astronomy Rock Art, Negev Desert Israel. Deciphering rock art from Israel, israelrockart.com. Early references to astronomy found in the Negev Desert rock art demonstrate an Egyptian and Sumerian influence. As part of their attempts to interpret events and predict the future, these ancient civilizations observed the skies religiously. With reverence,Read More …


Rock Art Moon Calendars

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Ancient Moon Calendars in Negev Desert Rock Art Deciphering rock art from Israel, israelrockart.com. Ancient astronomy knowledge helped people to organize their life as evidenced by the invention of prehistoric calendars about 20,000 years ago.  The knowledge of a calendar provided people with the tools they needed to manage theirRead More …


Cosmic Egg Creation

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Cosmic Egg Creation in Rock Art, Negev Desert. Deciphering rock art from Israel, israelrockart.com. 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.Read More …


Comets and Rock Art

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Comets in Negev Desert Rock Art Deciphering rock art from Israel, israelrockart.com. 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’ appearances in a relatively “known” sky, captivated people’s minds and theirRead More …


Maze and Rock Art

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Maze in Negev Desert Rock Art Deciphering rock art from Israel, israelrockart.com. The convoluted maze shape in rock art highlights a visual hardship the viewer encounters while watching it. The mind follows the maze of entangled paths in vain, desperately trying to find the beginning and end without success. TheRead More …


God Images on Rock Art

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God images from the Fertile Crescent and rock art Deciphering rock art from Israel, israelrockart.com. 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 perceivedRead More …