• The rock marking or petroglyphs were found in the  Jebel Qurma region.
  • Markings show various animals including lions, gazelles and horses. 
  • The findings suggest that the now barren landscape was once teeming with greenery, wildlife and a human population.

The Daily Mail reports that more than 5,000 pieces of ancient rock art have been uncovered in Jordan's Black Desert.The rock markings, also known as petroglyphs, show various animals including lions, gazelles, horses and what appear to be ostriches and were found during an extensive search between 2012 and 2016.

The find was made in the Jebel Qurma region of Jordan's Black Desert by the Jebel Qurma Archaeological Landscape Project, which seeks to study Jordan's extensive basalt-strewn northeastern desert. The area is one of the least explored in the region, partly due to the inhospitable habitat. 

The area is one of the least explored in the region, partly due to the inhospitable habitat.

The Project includes an international team of researchers, led by Professor Peter Akkermans of Leiden University in the Netherlands. 

Read more about this story here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3960714/2-000-year-old-rock-art-Jordan-s-Black-Desert-suggests-barren-area-trees-wildlife-nomads.html