Hasat Bin Sult

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spot 3,000-year-old carvings

Hasat Bin Sult are a series of petroglyphs carved onto a giant rock, located on the way between Al Hamra and Jebel Shams. The rock can be a little tricky to find, but if it is the right time of day, visitors can spot 3,000-year-old carvings of four life-size human figures on its main face.

Facts about Hasat Bani Salt or (Hasat Bin Sult):

  • A  block of limestone near Al Hamra; which has four near life-size human figures depicted in relief on its main face, these having been hammered out of the rock.
  • Age is not certain, but pre-Islamic and probably in excess of 3000 years old.
  • It is one of the most important archaeological finds in this part of the Middle East.
  • The carvings were “found” in the 1970’s by Coleman, a geologist who made contributions to the understanding of local ophiolites. This is why the rock is known also as ‘Coleman’s rock’.