S-75

Site Type:
 Graffiti

Periodization:
  Possible  Probable  Certain 
Modern: 
Islamic: 
Pre-Islamic:    
Bronze Age: 
Neolithic: 
Palaeolithic: 

Terrain:
 Wadi Bed

Site Condition:
 Good

Coordinates:
 1764299 N, 242286 E

Elevation:
 656 MSL

Notes:
 Stone with pecked Musnad inscriptions and animal and human figures. More heavily inscribed than any other such stone I’ve seen. Most inscriptions are on its east face, but the north and west faces also have inscriptions. As with site S-74, there are too many inscriptions here to record each individually (at this point in time). Other large stones in the area also have some inscriptions on them (1 or 2 per stone is typical). We came to this site to investigate a report of this stone’s destruction for building materials. Fortunately, this stone is intact—but a short distance to the east, much recent stone cutting has been undertaken since I last visited the area in 1997. Undoubtedly, some inscriptions have been lost and this stone, though untouched, is in some degree of peril.

(Because these inscriptions haven’t been copied or numbered, they should be copied from the photographs.)

Paul C. Zimmerman, 2004–2021. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License