Saudi Arabia Rock Art Petroglyphs

Bir Hima in the Najran Province of Saudi Arabia is rich with ancient sandstone rock carvings made centuries ago.  The petroglyphs widely vary in content and inscriptions, and when they were first explored in 1951, many crude carving tools were discovered as well.  

Over 100 sites with rock drawings have been documented in the Najran area, featuring upwards of 6400 human and animal figures, consisting of camels, humans, giraffes, birds and other creatures.  Needless to say, Bir Hima is one of the world’s richest and important archaelogical sites.

A big THANK YOU to my friend, tour guide Mohammed at Najran Tours, for allowing me to showcase these photos for today’s post.  Visit his Instagram page  @NajranTours.  


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American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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