Mada'in Saleh Al Ula

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he archaeological site of Al-Hijr (or Mada’in Saleh or Hegra) was the first UNESCO World Heritage for Saudi Arabia. The site is the second largest Nabatean settlement dating back to the First Century CE. Today it is considered one of the most prominent ruins in Saudi Arabia and a popular tourist site, given its title. Mada’in Saleh contains 131 huge rock-cut tombs from the Nabatean kingdom. The site is on a beautiful desert landscape set on part of the Hijaz mountains.

Mada’in Saleh is an important site with a number of majestic ruins including Qasr al-Farid, one of the most important and iconic tombs standing four stories tall. The intricate carvings on its beautiful façade is notable, and it’s considered one of the most famous Nabataean tombs. It is called Al-Fareed as it was carved out of a single rock.

Temples and stone monuments

Al-Hijr is a site of many temples. Among these temples are some open to the public and some devoted to worship. Many of them can be found on Mount Athlab, the most famous, of course, is Al Bint Palace.

Khuraybah and the Lion Tombs

It is one of the most important archaeological sites in Ula, which consist of hills representing the ruins of accumulated stone buildings, in addition to a circular stone basin known locally as Mahlab al Naqa. Khuraybah contains a huge collection of carved tombs, the most prominent being the Lion Tombs that are characterized by the carvings that look like lions.

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he archaeological site of Al-Hijr (or Mada’in Saleh or Hegra) was the first UNESCO…

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he archaeological site of Al-Hijr (or Mada’in Saleh or Hegra) was the first UNESCO World Heritage for Saudi Arabia. The site is the second largest Nabatean settlement dating back to the First Century CE. Today it is considered one of the most prominent ruins in Saudi Arabia and a popular tourist site, given its title. Mada’in Saleh contains 131 huge rock-cut tombs from the Nabatean kingdom. The site is on a beautiful desert landscape set on part of the Hijaz mountains.

Mada’in Saleh is an important site with a number of majestic ruins including Qasr al-Farid, one of the most important and iconic tombs standing four stories tall. The intricate carvings on its beautiful façade is notable, and it’s considered one of the most famous Nabataean tombs. It is called Al-Fareed as it was carved out of a single rock.

Temples and stone monuments

Al-Hijr is a site of many temples. Among these temples are some open to the public and some devoted to worship. Many of them can be found on Mount Athlab, the most famous, of course, is Al Bint Palace.

Khuraybah and the Lion Tombs

It is one of the most important archaeological sites in Ula, which consist of hills representing the ruins of accumulated stone buildings, in addition to a circular stone basin known locally as Mahlab al Naqa. Khuraybah contains a huge collection of carved tombs, the most prominent being the Lion Tombs that are characterized by the carvings that look like lions.

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