Al Jassasiya Rock Carvings, Al Shamal, Qatar  

Al Jassasiya rock carvings on the north east coast comprise a total of 874 carvings, known as ‘petroglyphs’, the earliest thought to date from Neolithic times. Discovered in 1957, they consist of various designs and patterns such as cups in rows, rosettes, ships and foot marks.

Al Jassasiya is the most impressive of a dozen rock-carving sites to be found in Qatar. Rock carvings can also be found elsewhere in Qatar, including along the coast. The site also of home to a number of carvings such as boats, footprints and signs.

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