Arabian Rock Art Heritage

The Application of Advanced Imaging Technology to Saudi Arabian Rock Art

A’Abar Harema, Bir Hima

This dramatic and complex panel shows a vivid battle scene with infantry, cavalry, and camel corps fighting with sabers and long lances. Whether this depicts one enormous battle or several smaller ones is difficult to say. It is unique in showing camel saddles. The men are wearing armour, and dots around the bodies of the horses probably represent horse armour, as well. A large Neolithic man and bull lie subtly below the patina under the later battle scene.

This photograph is made from 144 individual photographs taken with the Canon 5D Mark II camera and EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS lens. The original photograph is 2220 megabytes and 796 megapixels.