News

‘Prehistoric’ Rock Drawings Discovered in Egypt’s Aswan

‘Prehistoric’ Rock Drawings Discovered in Egypt’s Aswan

Aswan, Egypt
Aswan, Egypt

More than 15 prehistoric inscriptions were discovered in Aswan during excavations by a German archaeological team from the University of Bonn, announced Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities on Thursday.

According to the minister, the inscriptions, which are the oldest ever to be unearthed at this location, are “evidence that the area was inhabited by prehistoric people”.

The inscriptions include drawings of wild animals and show some religious rituals “involving ostriches and giraffes”, said the Ministry of Antiquities.

Meanwhile, according to a State Information Service statement, the drawings represent “hunting-related practices and are evidence of prehistoric people’s dominance over the wildlife”.

It remains unclear exactly how old the prehistoric rock inscriptions are.

Last year, a study found that early humans migrated out of Africa through Egypt more than 60,000 years ago.

'Democracy and Freedom' Have 'Absolutely No Value Any Longer': Turkey's President Erdogan
57 Middle East Rights Groups Call For Legislative Reforms to Combat Sexual Violence Against Women

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Israel Signs $US 15 Billion Deal to Export Natural Gas to Egypt

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 20, 2018

Egyptian Court Adds Former Presidential Candidate Abdel Monem Aboul Fotouh to Terror List

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 20, 2018

Khaled Ali Resigns from ‘Bread and Liberty’ Party After Sexual Harassment Accusations

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 20, 2018

Teenage FGM Rate Declines Amid Ongoing Fight to Stop the Practice Around Egypt

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 19, 2018

Egypt’s Ismailia to Become an ‘Electronic City’ in Attempts to Overcome Bureaucracy

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 18, 2018

Khaled Ali’s Party Acquits Him of Sexual Misconduct Following Accusation

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 18, 2018

Egypt’s Cycling Team Wins the 2018 African Championship

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 18, 2018

Egypt’s Mohamed Salah Scores 30 Goals in 36 Games

Egyptian StreetsFebruary 18, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.