Petroglyph V10, Khatm Al Melaha, Kalba, Sharjah3D Model
Natural Version, Petroglyph V10, Khatm Al Melaha, Kalba, Sharjah. Three Syrian Wild Asses, one Arabian Oryx. Other images weak or indistinct. Neolithic or earlier. These are common motifs in southern Arabia, Oman, and the UAE. [Fossati 2019 Messages from the Past: Rock Art of the Al-Hajar Mountains (Oman)].
Khatm Al Melaha is an archaeological site on the coast of the Oman Sea near Kalba in Sharjah, UAE. It is one of the largest rock art sites in the UAE. There are also stone houses, a shell midden, stone tombs and other features that date this site has having occupations from at least the early Holocene to the 19th century.
Over 175 stones with petroglyphs were documented and close to 400 motifs were identified. Every rock with a glyph was given an ID number and a GPS coordinate. In total 25455 terrestrial photographs, 5244 drone photographs, 44 drone videos, and 182 GPS points (+/- 1cm) were done in a single day.