In pics: The story behind drawings of animals on mountains in Halayeb and Shalateen



Wed, 27 Apr 2022 - 08:41 GMT


Wed, 27 Apr 2022 - 08:41 GMT

Inscriptions, drawings on mountains in Halayeb and ShalateenI

Inscriptions, drawings on mountains in Halayeb and ShalateenI

CAIRO – 27 April 2022: Various inscriptions and drawings in different shapes and colors are found on mountains and rocks in the southern Red Sea regions, especially the Berenice region, the Qift Al-Qusayr Road, and some valleys in Halayeb and Shalateen.


Archaeologists said that these drawings and inscriptions date back to prehistoric times.




Some also confirmed that they have several narrations, but studies have concluded that most of them date back to the Pharaonic eras.


Most of these drawings are in the forms of animals, and this was linked to the Berenice region, north of Shalateen, where the oldest seaport in Pharaonic history was located.




The pharaohs used this port in trade exchange with Puntland, where grain and leather were exported from Egypt, and they imported animals from Puntland, to be used as means of transportation and agriculture, including donkeys, elephants, cows and buffaloes.


A few years ago, a place to train cattle in the Berenice region, south of the Red Sea, was discovered.



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