A cave with ancient images found in the north of Sinai

A cave with ancient images found in the north of Sinai
A cave with ancient images found in the north of Sinai

In Egypt, archaeologists, while examining an ancient cave in the north of the Sinai Peninsula, discovered images of animals and the remains of circular buildings that once probably constituted a local settlement.

According to Ahram Online, the cave is located in the Wadi Al Zulma area. Its walls are covered inside with scenes with images of animals. These are mainly camels, deer, donkeys, mules and mountain goats.

The engravings are made in an artistic style that has never been seen in Sinai before - they are in relief. Moreover, the plots are significantly different from the rock art discovered during previous studies in the south of the Sinai Peninsula.

"This cave is the first of its kind discovered in the area," says Aymen Ashmawi of Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities.

According to the head of the research mission, Hisham Hussein, the drawings have yet to be dated and cataloged. Interestingly, about 200 meters southwest of the cave, archaeologists discovered the remains of round stone buildings.

Probably, in ancient times there was a settlement here. It is possible that the locals were the authors of the found rock engravings, which scientists have already called outstanding.

This is not the first major find made in recent days in Egypt. We will remind, earlier the archaeological mission of the Ministry of Antiquities during excavations in the city of Sakara discovered a necropolis with well-preserved sarcophagi. In this burial, sacred animals, including very rare ones, were buried next to people.

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