BBC – When the carvings were first discovered in 2018, researchers estimated they were created about 2,000 years ago.
This was based on their similarity to reliefs at Jordan’s famous ancient city of Petra.
But a fresh study puts the camels at between 7,000-8,000 old.
Precisely ageing rock sculptures is a challenge for researchers. Unlike cave paintings, say, there is often no organic matter to sample. Rock art of this size is also rare in the region. – read more