Jubbah Ancient Stone Carvings

Jubah's archaeological site has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Its witness of a long-gone civilisation that left behind an incredibly thorough account of their existence gives it significance.

As a result, Jabbah Ancient Stone Carving is regarded as one of the Kingdom's largest and most significant locations for inscriptions and rock paintings, an art gallery for the museums of ancient peoples, and a popular tourist attraction for people interested in the region's desert heritage, serving as examples of human history, activity, and adaptation to the environment and cultural level in the Neolithic period.

Here, a variety of rock art and inscriptions span millennia (some carvings date back 10,000 years). This enormous figurative treasure of art transports us to a long-ago period in an overlap of civilizations and ages that have left their imprints.

Thinsg to do at Jubbah Ancient Stone Carvings:

• Jubah's rock art is unique among other Neolithic paintings and etchings because it has deep incisions that display pictures in crisp relief and are in astonishingly good shape. On the faces of the granite rocks surrounding this village, the old city boasts many engravings and drawings that were painted and engraved at various times.

• Images of men and women provide visitors with a look at historical attire and hairstyles. Animals, hunting scenes, and weapons, including bows, arrows, sticks, and spears, are also depicted in the artwork.

• This outdoor museum is where millennia's worth of rock carvings can be found. At every turn, fresh pictures, new texts, and fresh symbols catch our attention. These engravings and drawings are distinguished by their handling of many aesthetic topics, which complements the stone tools that prehistoric persons employed to uncover his extensive drawings, engravings, and petroglyphs.

• On Mount Umm Senman, west of the city is where you may find the most significant of these carvings and drawings. They show the early drilling and engraving pattern and are stable in the earth. It contains numerous Thamudi inscriptions and artwork that date to the Stone Age and others older than 7,000 BC.

• Two of Saudi Arabia's most famous carvings can be found at Jubah. The man appears to be an ancient ruler administering justice as he stands over his subordinate in a hieratic attitude while dressed in magnificent clothing and accessories. The second one is an animal-drawn chariot.

• The beauty of the numerous petroglyphs, produced using various techniques with basic stone hammers, is striking to visitors in this isolated, calm environment characterised by a red desert with rising rocky outcrops. Jubah's oasis is all left of an old lake that once supported a diverse population of humans, animals, and plants. It is surrounded by the windswept plain known as the Nafud Sand Sea.

• Some Arabic inscriptions suggest greater antiquity are undated and chiseled out with another stone. There are also depictions of camels mounted on horses and battle scenes with riders wielding lances.

• Camels and inscriptions predominate in the mostly pecked-out engravings that make up Thamudic rock art.Although a handful of the longer ones are written horizontally, the inscriptions are always written vertically. Most camels with engravings have inscriptions identifying the animal's owner. There are also pictures of dogs, ibex, ostriches, and date palms.

• UNESCO World Heritage Site

The fourth style of rock art, red ochre-painted, may be found in the largest rock shelter, including a little cave at the rear. It is made up of three extinct giant cattle called bovids, one of which may be an aurochs. The ochre comes in two hues: a brownish red used to paint the animals and a purple-red used to paint the squares and dots.

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2VPX+5XG, Jubbah 55696, Saudi Arabia

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