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I work with the geoarchaeology of old stone: quarries, monuments, rock art. And I try to figure out about their weathering, and conservation using traditional crafts. I also burn lime the traditional way. My domestic services are managed through FABRICA, a registered Norwegian company established with good partners. On this website I publish articles on many aspects of cultural heritage. For the joy of old stone! Per Storemyr
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Palaeolithic rock art at risk: New discoveries in Wadi Abu Subeira, Upper Egypt
The number of discovered Late Palaeolithic rock art sites in Wadi Abu Subeira (Upper Egypt) is ever increasing, now with finds also outside of the wadi, at el-Aqba el-Saghira. Archaeologist Adel Kelany of the Ministry of Antiquites (MAS) in Aswan has just published an overview paper, now listing ten sites, all with numerous panels. The largest site has a much as a hundred ones. As previously noted on this blog, this world-class rock art is under heavy pressure from modern mining, though efforts to protect the sites have shown some effect recently. Continue reading
Posted in Ancient Egypt, Archaeology, Heritage destruction, Rock art Tagged Ancient Egypt, Aswan, conservation, el-Aqba el-Saghira, el-Hosh, Qurta, rock art, Wadi Abu Subeira 2 Comments
New paper on the unique Epipalaeolithic geometric rock art at el-Hosh, Upper Egypt
A year ago Dirk Huyge and I published a paper in the Sahara journal on a unique rock art “masterpiece” found among the Epipalaeolithic “geometric” (c. 5-9000 BC) assemblage at el-Hosh in Upper Egypt. Recently, we published another version of … Continue reading
Posted in Ancient Egypt, Archaeology, New publications, Rock art Tagged Ancient Egypt, el-Hosh, rock art 3 Comments
A masterpiece of Epipalaeolithic geometric rock art from el-Hosh, Upper Egypt
The rock art at el-Hosh in Upper Egypt is renowned for its fish trap motifs dating to the Epipalaeolithic period (c. 9000-5000 BC). However, during the 2010 field season undertaken by the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels … Continue reading
Posted in Ancient Egypt, Archaeology, Rock art Tagged Ancient Egypt, el-Hosh, rock art 1 Comment