Some of the examples of rock art fall within the following historica periods:

The wild fauna period (10000 – 6000 BC), also called the early hunter period and the bubalus period. This era is characterised by the portrayal of giraffes, Barbary sheep and elephants from the time when the Sahara was covered by the plentiful savannah.

The round head period (8000 – 6000 BC) is known for human figures with formless bodies and circular heads devoid of futures.The next era was

the pastoral period ( 5500 – 2000 BC ) or  bovidian period, which coincides with the gradual transition from a temperate to arid climate .accordingly human figures are shown in position of dominance on the natural world ,with spears ,domesticated cattle and ceremonies in  the keeping with more settled communities .

Photographing the uweinat mountain barberry sheep (January 2012 expedition)

Introducing first Arabic documentary movie about Gilf Kebir

Rock Art discovery in Uweinat Mountain (March2007 expedition)

Sunday times article (May 2006 expedition)

UPDATE : February   2013

2012-2013  Planned Expeditions

latest Galleries (Jan 2012 gallery)


Neil Griffiths
Egyptian revolution memorial


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