Golden Calf Altar: A natural outcropping of very large stones with a flat top and 2’ to 4’ rock carvings of cattle chiseled around its base. Remnants of what may be an altar remain as well. “And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, these be thy gods, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. Ex 32: 4-5
On our original trip into the Jebel Lawz region, the first archeological fence we encountered was the one surrounding these remains. Cattle are literally carved all over a very large natural outcropping of rocks on the eastern valley floor directly in front of Jebel Maqla. It was highly suspect to see these images in such detail in this remote location. The similarities they bear to Egyptian deities are remarkable.