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Petroglyph C5 Khatm Al Melaha, Kalba, Sharjah.

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Khatmat Malaha - Sharjah






Substance Painter Highlights. Petroglyph C5 Khatm Al Melaha, Kalba, Sharjah. Nubian Ibex, Syrian Wild Ass, and human figures are depicted. Probably Neolithic or earlier. These are common motifs in southern Arabia, Oman, and the UAE. An almost identical panel is found in plate 4.19 in Fossati 2019 Messages from the Past: Rock Art of the Al-Hajar Mountains (Oman).

Khatm Al Melaha is an archaeological site on the coast of the Oman Sea near Kalba in Sharjah, UAE. It is one of the largest rock art sites in the UAE. There are also stone houses, a shell midden, stone tombs and other features that date this site has having occupations from at least the early Holocene to the 19th century.

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