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Rock Art in Israel

Book Rockart in Israel

New book explores the connection of Negev Desert Rock Art to Myths and Astronomy. It traces the Negev Desert pre-history by deciphering Rock Art  as influenced by the ancient civilization of Egypt and Sumer. The valuable collection of Rock Art deciphered sheds new light on the ancient’s spiritual world especiallyRead More …

Deciphering Rock Art

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How to Decipher Rock Art? Deciphering Rock Art is a complicated task but not impossible! 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. Each rock art hides a story, so dig into itsRead More …

Comets and Rock Art

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Comets in Negev Desert Rock Art To an earthbound observer, a comet appears as a large star surrounded by bright transparent cloud with a tail that travels through the sky. Comets infrequent appearances in a relatively “known” sky captivated people and their interpretation have been found on rock art, coins,Read More …

God Images on Rock Art

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God images from the Fertile Crescent Nations In ancient times, there was a custom where each city-state in the Fertile Crescent had its protecting god; he was their ruler. People worshiped him and in return, their god would protect them. They credited their god with magical powers that affected bothRead More …

Fertility scenes in Rock Art

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Fertility scenes in the Negev Desert Rock Art The lack of water in the desert facilitated its dwellers to promote fertility rituals, see Sacred Marriage, imitating nature rejuvenation where earth and water played a major role. In our region, the Negev Desert they adopted from Egyptian myths, especially from theRead More …

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