Al Jassasiya

Qatar - Classic Qatar

On the northeast coast, Al Jassasiya may appear to be at first a deserted quarry; if you look closely, you will find a wealth of mysterious petroglyphs.

First reported in 1956 by Danish archaeologist Peter Glob, there are a total of more than 900 rock carvings, the earliest thought to date from Neolithic times.

The carvings consist of various designs and patterns, such as cups, suggesting these round holes could have been used to store pearls, traded extensively in the region, rosettes, ships and even footmarks.

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