Archeologists from the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities have found in Egypt a mysterious variety of rock art.

11 May

The paintings were discovered in the depths of a cave on the Sinai peninsula and have nothing in common with other examples of rock art found so far. These enigmatic portraits may provide valuable information about Egypt's prehistory.

An archaeological mission from the country's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities was examining a cave in Wadi al-Zulma, in northern Sinai, when it found the mysterious cave paintings.

The cave is at the top of a hillside over a valley. Made of limestone, the cave is difficult to access because it is 20 meters high and 15 meters deep. Upon entering the cave, archaeologists found a wide variety of rock art never seen before.

Ayman Ashmawy, a representative of Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, told the Egypt Independent newspaper that "the cave is the first of its kind to be found in the area".


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