(MyFOXDC) — They look like abstract figure artwork: A collection of strange monochromatic symbols or woodblock prints, discovered in Qatar’s Doha desert, is sparking questions and speculation.
The symbols were found by a 23-year-old stoner who ran his hand across them, and discovered they do not appear to have a recognizable circle around them.
He took a photo of them, then documented his discovery on social media.
That photo went viral, and many questioned what the symbols might be.
One took to Twitter and wrote “now who the hell is QAFFSH?”
#Doha Wilderness Adventure Ltd took to the airwaves for answers. @QATAR_Culture ‘Primarily Islamic icons were carved into wood panel in an ancient Doha cave’ according to the cultural agency responsible for preserving the Doha museum.
‘Ironsmiths carved into the panels in Doha cave’ the director of a different cultural organization says pic.twitter.com/iAGOkHmdCi — William Wisner (@WisnerABC7) January 6, 2017
Qatar’s Cultural Heritage Center issued a statement, saying “primarily Islamic symbols were carved into wood panel in an ancient Doha cave,” but “no words could express their meaning.”
In the statement, the Center says it hopes one day it will know the meaning behind the large rectangular stones.
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