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Ancient spider rock art found in Egypt


Archaeologists working in Egypt have found the only known depictions of spider rock art in the entire Old World.

he rock panel, now in two pieces, was found on the west wall of a shallow sandstone wadi, or valley, in the Kharga Oasis, located in Egypt’s western desert about 108 miles (175 kilometers) west of Luxor. Facing east, and illuminated by the morning sun, the panel is a “very unusual” find, said Egyptologist Salima Ikram, a professor at the American University in Cairo who co-directs the North Kharga Oasis Survey Project.

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Story: Owen Jarus, LiveScience | Photo: Salima Ikram, North Kharga Oasis Survey

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