Mystery of the camel carvings

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It was thought that huge carvings of camels remained undiscovered for 2000 years in Saudi Arabia. The age of the carvings was based on their similarity to carvings in the ancient city of Petra. However, new research puts them at between 7000-8000 years old.

These carvings are easy to spot at over 10 metres high on the side of sandstone cliffs, yet it wasn't until 2016 that they were discovered in the Java Province of Saudi Arabia.

It is thought that shifting sand dunes may have hidden and protected them from the worst effects of erosion, otherwise they might have worn away completely.


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