1,500-year-old rock art in Sudan depicts St. George?

Published on May 17th, 2011 | by Admin

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Among the newly discovered rock carvings in Sudan is one that depicts a knight riding an animal with horns which may be St. George. Personally, I can see the animal but am having a hard time making out the knight.

“One is a depiction of an armed rider, with a lance and a shield, a kind of knight depiction,” Karberg said, suggesting this may be an image of St. George, the legendary soldier said to have slain a dragon.

Drawings of St. George are known from Sudan and texts discussing him have been found within the country. “Our texts attest to the popularity of the Saint in Christian Nubia,” wrote historian Gerald Brown, in a study he did on the subject.

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Story: Owen Jarus, LiveScience | Photo: Tim Karberg / Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

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