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Al Jassasiya

Al Khawr, Al Khawr, Qatar

About Al Jassasiya

Al Jassasiya in Qatar is the site of a fascinating and vast collection of stone carvings or petroglyphs. There are some 900 petroglyphs in Al Jassasiya portraying a wide array of subjects ranging from abstract shapes to animals and ships. It is unknown as to when the petroglyphs were created.

Ships of Greek design appear to be represented singly and perhaps as a fleet perhaps signifying local occupants observation of a Greek reconnaissance mission by Alexander the Great’s Admiral, general Nearchus.