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Ancient rock art discovered in Egypt

In Egypt, a number of mysterious inscriptions and examples of rock art have been found in the Sinai. It is estimated that some of the images could be 12,000 years old. The find is providing insights into the prehistoric past of the region.

The inscriptions were found by a person who was exploring some caves in the deserts of South Sinai and who notified the relevant authorities. The site is “located about 40 miles (60 kilometers) southeast of Sarabit el-Khadem and 20 miles (30 kilometers) north of Saint Catherine” reports Egypt Today. The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities sent a team to document the discoveries.

Rock Art Discovered in Egyptian Cave

The inscriptions were found, according to Mostafa al-Waziry, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, in a cavern “located in a difficult region called al-Zaranij” reports Egypt Independent. They were found in a large sandstone rock shelter that is 10 feet (3 meters) high and 20 feet (60 meters) wide. It appears that the cave was at one time used by nomadic Bedouin as shelter.

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