Jebel Jassassiyeh (Arabic: جبل الجساسية, romanized: Jabal al Jasāsīyah) is an area with early petroglyphs, residential ruins and pottery remnants (from the 15th century) in northeast Qatar. The carvings, in fossil sand dunes (“jebels”), include geometric shapes, animals and ship shapes. It is Qatar’s most extensive rock art site with more than 900 carvings scattered over 580 numbered sites. They are similar to those found at the temple of Karnak in Luxor, Egypt. The area also has ruined dwellings and remains of pottery from the 15th century.
A large percentage of its coastal area is dotted with rocky hills, as hinted by its name. It is promoted as an important tourist attraction by the Qatar Tourism Authority.
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