Dr. Majeed Khan - Curriculum Vitae

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• Born 1942
• Pakistani National


• M. Sc. (Geography) , University of Sind, Pakistan ( 1966).
• Diploma in Prehistoric Rock Art from Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici, Italy, 1985.
• Ph.D. ( Rock Art of Saudi Arabia) , University of Southampton, U.K (1989).

Current Position

• Consultant /Advisor Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities.


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Dr. Majeed Khan
• Honorary Diploma by the International Federation of Rock Art and the Scientific Committee of International Rock Art Congress, Turin - Italy (1995) in appreciation of 'Universalistic Approach to Rock Art'.
• 'Academic World Star' and Honorary Professorship (an International Award), External University of Moscow in recognition of the distinguished activities and scholarship achieved in sciences and pedagogy specially in the field of art and archaeology of Saudi Arabia (1996).
• Honorary diploma by the Macedonian Rock Art Federation (2002). Eskopje, Republic of Macedonia.
• Certificate of appreciations by Smithsonian Institutions, USA for outstanding co-operation in preparing the web site for the National Museum of Saudi Arabia (2002).
• Certificate of appreciation by the Pakistani Community and Pakistani Writers Association Riyadh (2002) acknowledging the outstanding achievement in the field of art and archaeology of Saudi Arabia.


• The Origin and Evolution of Ancient Arabian Inscriptions. Bilingual ( Eng./Arabic) book published by the Ministry of Education, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia., 1993.
• Prehistoric Rock Art of Northern Saudi Arabia. Book based on Ph.D. thesis published by the Ministry of Education (bilingual Eng./Arabic), 1993.
• Wusum - the tribal symbols of Saudi Arabia. Bilingual (Eng./Arabic). Book published by the Ministry of Education, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the occasion of 'Riyadh, the Capital of Arabian Culture 2000'.
• An Introduction to the Antiquities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Co-author), published by the Ministry of Education, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2000).
• Al-bid`- History and Archaeology (Co-author), published by the Ministry of Education. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2002).
• Archaeology of Northern Frontier Areas of Saudi Arabia. (Co-author), published by the Ministry of Education, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2003).
• Archaeology of Tabuk Area. (Co-author), published by the Ministry of Education, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2003).
• How to Study Rock Art (bilingual English/Arabic) published by the Ministry of Education, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2008).
• The Rock Art of Saudi Arabia Across twelve thousand Years (2008) published by the Ministry of Education, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
• Jubbah - The Land of Golden Sand and the Lost Civilization of Arabia. Published by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (2010).
• Arabian Horse - Origin, Development and History. Published by Layan Cultural Foundation, Riyadh 2012.

Research Papers

• The Lower Miocene Fauna of Assarrar, Eastern Arabia, Atlal , the Journal of Saudi Arabian Archaeology, vol. 9, 1981 (co-author).
• Ancient Dams in the Taif Area, Atlal, Vol. 5, 1982.
• Ancient Mining Survey of Southwestern Arabia Atlal, vol.7,1984 ( co-author).
• Rock Art and Epigraphic Survey of northwestern Saudi Arabia, Atlal, vol.9, 1985.
• Rock Art and Epigraphic Survey of Northeastern Saudi Arabia, Atlal vol.10, 1986.
• Rock Art and Epigraphic Survey of Northern Saudi Arabia, Atlal vol.11, 1988.
• Schematization and Form in the Rock Art of Northern Saudi Arabia, Atlal vol.11, 1988.
• Art and Religion: Sacred Images of Prehistoric Metaphysical World, Atlal vol.12, 1990.
• Female Profile Figures from Wadi Damm, NW Saudi Arabia, Atlal vol.,13 (1991).
• Recent Rock Art and Epigraphic Investigations in Saudi Arabia, Seminar for Arabian Studies, University of London, 1991.
• Origin of Urbanism in Saudi Arabia - Seminar on Urbanism , Kenya, 1993.
• Rock Art of the Arabian Peninsula, Levant and Anatolia. World Rock Art series, London, U.K, 1996.
• A Critical Review of Rock Art Studies in Saudi Arabia, East and West (Italy) vol. 48,no.3-4 Dec.1998.
• Legacy of Rock Art Studies in Saudi Arabia. Rock Art Studies, News of the World III, edited by Paul Bahn, Natalie Franklin and Maththias Strecker. London 1999.
• Saudi Arabian Rock Art - from pictographs to alphabets. Aura Newsletter, vol4, no.1 1997.
• The Human Figures in the Rock Art of Saudi Arabia. Publications of the International Rock Art Congress, Ripen, Wisconsin USA. 1999.
• Rock Art of Saudi Arabia- A Bedouin Leisure Activity or an Intelligent System of Pre-historic Communication. Kinda, Bulletin of the Saudi Society for Archaeological Studies n02, 1421/2000AD.
• Wusum al-Qabail bain al-Madhi wa Hadhir. The GCC Countries Cooperation Organization publications 2000.
• The Symbolic and Semantic Significance of Wusum. The Desert Rambler. Journal of Riyadh Historic Society 2001.
• Bir Himma - the Center of Prehistoric art and culture. Admatu Issue no.6,July 2002. A Semi-Annual Archaeological Reference Journal on the Arab World.
• Jubbah - the most prominent rock art site of Saudi Arabia. Indo-Koko-Kenkyu, no.26:2004-2005, Japan, page.63-72.
• Scientific Studies of Saudi Arabian Rock Art (co-author) Rock Art Research, Australia. 2005.
• Sacred Images of Metaphysical World - Perspective of Prehistoric Religion in Arabia. Volcamonica Symposium Italy (2007).
• Origin of Symbolism - An Arabian Perspective in Exploring the mind of ancient man pp 243-248. Research India Press India, 2007.
• Saudi Arabian Rock Art in Universal Context. Journal of Epigraphy and Rock Drawings, Jordan 2007.
• Symbolism in the Rock Art of Saudi Arabia: Hand and Foot Prints. Rock Art Research, Australia 2008.
• The Rock Art of Southern Arabia - Reconsidered - (co-author). Adumatu, July 2009.


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