Photo: saudi-archaeology.com
RESEARCH

The Mystery of a Perfectly Sliced Stone

The Al Naslaa Rock Formation features petroglyphs depicting Ibex and Horses that are over 4000 years old. Even more remarkable, is the shape that the ancient engravings occur on: the rock has a completely flat face, and is split down the centre with a completely straight fissure…

It's not entirely clear how this perfect division was formed, perhaps it was due to a small shift in the ground below, or an existing fault was exacerbated. Either way the laser like precision of the line is a bold contrast to the worn, natural surroundings of the desert of Saudi Arabia, and a remarkable patterned beauty.
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