| Egyptian Journal of Archeological and Restoration Studies


EJARS (Established 2011)

Volume 14 ,issue 1 | Winter and Spring 2024 | Pages : 155-161

UNVEILING THE CULTURAL LEGACY: EXPLORING NEW PRE-ISLAMIC GRAFFITI FROM THE BLACK BASALT DESERT

Document Type: Original Article

DOI: 10.21608/ejars.2024.361181

pages: 155-161

Authors:
Al-Rawabdeh, N. 1 , Al-Manaser, A. 2 & Alghazawi 1 , R. 2

1 Tourism Management dept., Faculty of Tourism and Archaeology, Jordan Univ., Amman, Jordan.
2 Cultural Resources Management and Museology dept., Queen Rania Faculty of Tourism & Heritage, The Hashemite Univ., Zarqa, Jordan.

Abstract:
The carvings presented here were discovered during the second (2017) field season of the Badia Epigraphic Survey (BES), in Wādī Swīʿad, which is located in al-Ḥarrah approximately 34 km to the southeast of aṣ-Ṣafawī (H5) and stretches for 13 km and is approximately 820 meters above sea level. This article presents some exa-mples of Rock Art that appear next to the inscriptions and provide us with two new personal names (grmry and hnʾmt), as well as with new Safaitic verb (ḫwr "he became weak or feeble" and wyl "Woe to!") and the adverb dhr (dahran "forever").

Keywords:
Rock Art Black Desert Jordanian badia Written heritage Epigraphical heritage

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