A winter night above the prehistoric site of Teimareh in central Iran. There are over 20,000 engraved images in the valley which put the region among the world’s most populated petroglyph sites, still largely undiscovered. In this view a unique panel of over 150 pictures is remotely located in the Zagros mountains. There are signs of the first era of horse riding in the Middle East (~ 6000 years ago) and some other pictures are from late Paleolithic (12000 years ago). But few of them might be even surprisingly older. They show animals which became extinct in this region by the ice age, including Smilodon (saber-toothed tiger) and a kind of large armadillos known as Glyptodon. Can you find them? Move the slider on the image to see the labels in the sky from Sirius, the brightest star in our entire night sky, to the prominent figure of Orion, and to Pleiades star cluster, known as the Seven Sisters.



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  • Mj Irwin Reply


    January 29, 2012 at 9:44 am
  • محمد ناصري فرد Reply

    با درود فراوان
    خيلي جالبه، موفق باشيد. اين كار زيبا براي نخستين بار است كه با سه پارامتر و متغييرهاي پايه اي درايران معرفي و نمايش داده مي شوند .
    1- هنر عكاسي
    2- نجوم
    3- پديده هاي كهن

    ستودني است. دستتان درد نكند و پيروزتر باشيد
    با احترام- ناصري فرد

    February 1, 2012 at 7:54 am
  • Susan Murbach Reply

    Timeless creative photography, so reassuring in an ever changing world. Thank you for showing we are all one and need to help each other and earth!

    February 18, 2012 at 8:53 am
  • Sônia Monti Kamada Reply

    Muito interessante.
    Obrigado por informar.


    May 6, 2012 at 4:44 pm

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