Fwd: The Middle East is Dotted With Thousands Of Puzzling Kite-Shaped Structures

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Khaled Malas



Original Date

March 23, 2019

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IN LATE 2017, IT WAS announced that 400 elongated, stone-built structures, some the size of football fields, had been seen within Saudi Arabia’s inhospitable Harrat Khaybar, one of several volcanic fields (harrats) scattered throughout the Arabian Peninsula. The identification of these so-called “gates,” some of which may be up to 9,000 years old, generated significant media coverage. According to the New York Times, “Google Earth has unlocked the gates to ancient mysteries around the world”.

Sources & Future References

  • “Notes on the Bedouins and the Wahabys” - John Lewis Burckhardt https://archive.org/details/notesonbedouins00burcgoog/page/n6

  • https://www.globalkites.fr/

  • “Desert kites in the Negev desert and northeast Sinai: Their function,chronology and ecology” A. Holzer et al.

  • “Distribution, Sizes, Function and Heritage Importance of the Harrat Al Shaam Desert Kites: The Largest Prehistoric Stoneworks of Mankind?” Kempe et al.

  • https://www.palaeodeserts.com/

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