The Late Palaeolithic rock art in Wadi Abu Subeira (Egypt)

Late Palaeolithic bovid in Wadi Abu Subeira

Late Palaeolithic bovid in Wadi Abu Subeira

A few years ago Egypt’s third Late Palaeolithic rock art site was discovered by SCA in Wadi Abu Subeira, 12 km north of Aswan on the east bank of the Nile. Since then SCA has continued survey and found several additional, fantastic Late Palaeolithic rock art locations in the large wadi.

New publications are forthcoming by Adel Kelany and his team, but for those interested, here is the so far only published paper (with kind permission by the Sahara journal). It is describing the site known as CAS 6, which is threatened by modern mining, but now supervised and guarded by SCA:

  • Storemyr, P., Kelany, A., Ahmed Negm, M., Tohami, A., 2008. More “Lascaux along the Nile”? Possible Late Palaeolithic rock art in Wadi Abu Subeira, Upper Egypt. Sahara 19, 155-158. PDF (0,5 MB)

About Per Storemyr

I work with the archaeology of old stone quarries, monuments and rock art. And try to figure out how they can be preserved. For us - and those after us. For the joy of old stone!
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