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Rock Inscriptions in Harrat al-Sham

Rock Inscriptions in Harrat al-Sham

Rock Inscriptions in Harrat al-Sham are a large number of Safaitic inscriptions and graffiti located in the Jordanian part of Harrat al-Sham, Mafraq Governorate, Jordan. The inscriptions were carved by ancient nomadic tribes between the 1st century BC and the 4th century AD. There are also thousands of rock drawings of wild and domestic animals, battles, and hunting, dating from prehistoric times to the present day, as well as a collection of Islamic inscriptions.

Site Information

Country: Jordan

District: Mafraq Governorate

Category: Ancient Rock Workes

Site History: 1st Century BC

Oldest Culture: Mixed

Later Cultures: Mixed

Site Features: Mixed Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Official Name: The Jordanian ḥarrah

Date of Submission: 2019

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