The leprechaun is perhaps one of the best-known creatures in Irish folklore.
Leprechauns are popularly depicted as little men with beards dressed in green coats and tall green hats.
One scene in particular is unprecedented: it features a dromedary meeting a donkey, an animal rarely represented in rock art.
Some of the works are thus thematically very distinct from the representations often found in this region.
Though the sculptures at Camel Site is hard to date, comparison with a relief at Petra (Jordan) leads the researchers to believe the sculptures were completed in the first centuries BC or AD.
Its desert setting and proximity to caravan routes suggest Camel Site – ill-suited for permanent settlement -- was a stopover where travelers could rest or a site of worship.
The find sheds new light on the evolution of rock art in the Arabian Peninsula and is the subject of an article published in Located in the province of Al Jawf in northwest Saudi Arabia, Camel Site, as it is known, was explored in 20 by a Franco-Saudi research team.
The sculptures, some incomplete, were executed on three rocky spurs there.
These are far from the only examples of rock art in the region, with over 1500 other sites of rock art being identified.The people on these camps are generally ignored by the police as no one will agree as to whose responsibility it is to send these many illegals back to their countries; therefore many people remain at these camps for extended periods until either the Saudi government finds funds or the various embassies find the money to return a planeload back home.Should you however want to leave the country without risking several weeks in a Saudi jail then there are ways to leave, however they do cost money!Other well-known beliefs about leprechauns include the pot of gold that they are said to keep at the end of the rainbow, and their mischievous nature.Whilst many are familiar with this general depiction of the leprechaun, there are other aspects of these Irish creatures that are less well-known.