Petroglyph Trails

By: Amir H. Abolfath


Region: Middle East

Site: Teimareh - Iran

Date: June 2008

As another night passes in the valley of Teimareh in central Iran, the Earth rotation make star trails around the north celestial pole in this long exposure image. The prehistoric rock art in foreground is a part of Teimareh heritage of over 20,000 engraved petroglyphs, dating back to 4500 to 17000 years ago. Are some of these mysterious stone age symbols in connection with the night sky as viewed by our ancestors? Amir Abolfath -

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