Oman’s National Museum hosts “Rock Engravings” event to illuminate prehistoric treasures

MUSCAT : The event commenced with an enlightening lecture titled “Examples of Rock Drawings in the Sultanate of Oman,”. Presenting a curated selection of rock drawings discovered in the country’s valleys and mountains, the lecture unravelled the mysteries behind these ancient artworks, deciphering their meanings, exploring drawing techniques, and shedding light on the tools utilized by ancient artisans.

Following the lecture, participants embarked on a guided tour of the Prehistory and Ancient History Galleries of the National Museum, where they had the unique opportunity to witness firsthand examples of rock drawings and engravings that have stood the test of time. From symbols depicting human life to majestic animals such as oryx, horses, and camels, the galleries offered a glimpse into Oman’s prehistoric and ancient heritage, immortalized in stone.

Adding a creative touch to the event, an art workshop ensued, inviting attendees to unleash their creativity by engaging in drawing and engraving on wood, mirroring the techniques and motifs observed in the ancient rock art displayed in the museum.

Spanning diverse landscapes and dating back to prehistoric times, these artworks serve as invaluable windows into the lives, beliefs, and artistic expressions of past civilizations. From depictions of daily life to symbolic representations of celestial bodies, Oman’s rock art continues to inspire wonder and fascination, bridging the gap between the past and the present.

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