AL Jassasiya Sculptures

AL Jassasiya is one of the most exciting locations in Qatar.

Its secret lies in its rocky inscriptions - complex and incomprehensible carvings in stone that are incredibly rare.

These inscriptions believed to be some kind signs, and characterized by shapes representing animals, boats, and daisies.

Many patterns and labels are not recognizable, and their meanings remain incomprehensible.

These marks believed to date back hundreds of years, making their preservation truly remarkable.

The inscriptions first discovered by a Danish archaeological team, they discovered about 900 engravings of different types.

The trophy and ring markers are the most common forms of art among sculptures. Various animals also depicted including ostriches, turtles and fish. AL Jassasiya mountain is the only rock art site in Qatar where boat pictures are recorded.

The petroglyphs at Al Jassasiya are believed to have been created by the inhabitants of the region between the 5th and 16th centuries BCE. The site provides valuable insights into the ancient maritime activities, lifestyle, and cultural practices of the people who lived in the area during that time.

Al Jassasiya has been designated as a protected archaeological site, and to preserve and study the petroglyphs.

Visitors can explore the site and observe the ancient carvings, gaining a glimpse into the rich history and heritage of the region.

It serves as a significant cultural and historical landmark in Qatar.

AL Jassasiya Sculptures


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