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Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Petroglyphs (Rock Drawings) Found in Egypt's Wadi Qum Heleeg in Sharqeya

Via Explorator we are directed to The Egyptian State Information Service and their October 20, 2004 report of 132 ancient petroglyphs found in the Eastern Desert by a Minnesota University excavation in Wadi Qum Heleeg in the Sharqeya desert.

Dr. Zahi Hawas, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, is cited as saying that there were, inter alia, rock drawings of cattle and a flock tied to persons.

Why systematic pictures of such finds are not immediately published in the news media is one of the great weaknesses and signs of unacademic selfishness in the mainstream archaeological community.

The actual photos are often kept secret until they can be (allegedly) explained and exploited by the finders.

For this reason, much of what is written about rock drawings by the mainstream is nonsense since there is no free interplay of interpretation.

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