Discovery of ancient ‘Horn Chamber’ reveals ritual performed at enigmatic stone structures of north-west Arabia

Two recently published studies detail nature and significance of apparent ceremonial offerings in mustatils, Neolithic structures where deposits of horns and skull parts suggest a sophisticated expression of deeply rooted beliefs

Research is supported by Royal Commission for AlUla as part of globally significant fieldwork

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ALULA, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 11, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Results of two recent archaeological excavations supported by the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) demonstrate that the Neolithic inhabitants of north-west Arabia conducted “complex and sophisticated ritual practices” in the late 6th millennium BCE.

The unprecedented findings open unsuspected horizons for a broader understanding of the social, cultural and spiritual background of the ancient peoples of north-west Arabia.

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