Al-Ula is an unseen wonder of the world, and boasts of Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage site, Hegra. This site is now open for public without any restriction; people can now visit and view the remains of a remarkable and mysterious civilization.
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Hegra, an Ancient City in Saudi Arabia Untouched for Millennia, Makes Its Public Debut; Lauren Keith; Smithsonian Magazine
The archaeological site, now open to tourists, offers clues about the mysterious empire that built it and its more famous sister city of Petra in Jordan…
Archaeology news: New AlUla discoveries to fill ‘missing links’ in Saudi Arabia’s history; Tom Fish; Daily Express
ARCHAEOLOGISTS are beginning to unravel the mysteries of one of the Middle East’s most historically rich regions – AlUla.
Qasr Al-Farid, in Madain Saleh in the AlUla governorate, is a unique place — a tomb with the largest facade in the archeological site, measuring about 13.85 meters. In 2008, Madain Saleh was selected as one of UNESCO’s historic heritage sites, making it the first World Heritage property to be inscribed in Saudi Arabia.
In Saudi Arabia a new international archaeology project has been announced, that could help us to understand some long-lost civilizations. Work has begun at the Al-Ula heritage site, which was once an important city for three pre-Islamic cultures.
This magical county in Saudi Arabia is a very special place…
Al Ula, Saudi Arabia: tourist’s alternative to Jordan’s Petra – in pictures; Katy Gillett; The National
As the Winter at Tantora Festival takes place in Al Ula, Katy Gillett takes a deeper look at the kingdom’s first city to appear on the Unesco World Heritage Site list…
A $20 billion project to transform Saudi Arabia’s al-Ula region has brought attention to a little-known ancient site – the Nabataean city of Hegra…
Read more from source: The kingdom built on frankincense and myrrh | Apollo Magazine
Madain Saleh isn’t as well-known as Petra, but the Nabateans’ second-largest city played a crucial role in their mysterious empire.
In the middle of the Saudi Arabian desert is a magnificent single-stone tomb, which has been standing strong since the first century AD. The Lonely Castle is one of 131 tombs in the region.
Read more from source: The Lonely Castle: Incredible abandoned tomb in the desert