Skip to comments.Shuwaymis (oldest leashed dog carvings) (Seems to be origin of large number of new articles)
Posted on 11/19/2017 6:19:12 AM PST by mairdie
Shuwaymis is an area about 370 km southwest of the city of Hail, near the town of al-Hait, in southern Hail province. The petroglyphs were known by local Bedouin for centuries, but only drawn to the attention of authorities by a local school headmaster, Mamdouh al Rasheedi, in 2001. Professor Saad Abdul Aziz al-Rashid, calls Shuwaymis a unique and very important find.
The setting differs significantly from Jubbah in being surrounded by striking lava flows that impede travel, especially by camels and horses. Wadis are therefore important avenues for herders, and it is in these valleys that Neolithic and later petroglyphs appear. One of the wadis contains Neolithic hunting scenes just as remarkable as those in the Jubbah area. An enormous panel of camels, dating to a later period, is to be found on the east side of the wadi.
Many species of game and carnivores are shown at Shuwaymis. There are Neolithic hunting scenes with men carrying bows and arrows, accompanied by packs of dogs, overwritten with images of domestic cattle. One panel has so many men that it may indicate an organized communal hunt, something quite rare in Arabian rock art. Nearby are deeply incised footprints that are at least Neolithic in age. Another scene shows a wild ass and her foal being hunted by a man and his dogs. Depictions of leopards and cheetahs are more common here than elsewhere in Arabia, and there is an impressive 2-meter image of a lion.
(Excerpt) Read more at saudi-archaeology.com ...
Pre-Kingdom art: Saudi Arabia
Don’t remember Saudi Arabian ancient art that. Mostly studied surrounding areas. Thanks for the term.
The last 1.7M year long ice age “only” ended 17,000 years ago, my guess is 10,000 years ago that area was probably wetter and greener.
Makes sense with pictures of so many cattle.
[singing] Shuwaymis, how we love ya, how we love ya, our dear old Shuwaymis...
Thanks mairdie. This is literally the only topic of its kind on FR, according to the search engine results. Let's make this the weekly Digest ping as well.
I just can’t understand how they valued dogs then and grew to hate dogs now.
That's easy. One word. One name. One hate-filled pedophile came along and convinced enough people that he was Holy, and that nothing he did could ever be criticized, and thus anything he did or didn't like must be emulated. The fact that Mohammed hated dogs is just further proof of the depth of his Evil.
Those carving are from thousands of years ago. Mohammed didn't infect the planet until a few hundred years ago.
They like them...with potatoes,gravy and a cold pitcher of goats milk.
I still can’t understand how they’d choose HIM over a brown-eyed pooch that trembles all over with its love for a person.
Looks like it could be a take-out menu from certain parts of ancient Asia.
Collar me puzzled.
That’s pretty neat. I know the text says they look like Canaan dogs but to my eye they really don’t. (I see Canaan dogs fairly frequently). The closest breed (to my eye) is the Basenji . The dogs in the images are smallish and short legged, not particularly Canaan-like.
EXACTLY the dog I was thinking of!
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