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Saudi Arabia: Al-Ula is now officially open to visitors, opens bookings; Times Travel

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.

Source: Saudi Arabia: Al-Ula is now officially open to visitors, opens bookings

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…

Source: Hegra, an Ancient City in Saudi Arabia Untouched for Millennia, Makes Its Public Debut

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.

Source: Archaeology news: New AlUla discoveries to fill ‘missing links’ in Saudi Arabia’s history

ThePlace: Qasr Al-Farid, in Madain Saleh, Saudi Arabia’s first World; Arab News

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.

Source: ThePlace: Qasr Al-Farid, in Madain Saleh, Saudi Arabia’s first World

Digs to Uncover Secrets of Ancient Enigmatic Al-Ula Civilizations; Ed Whelan; Ancient Origins

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.

Source: Digs to Uncover Secrets of Ancient Enigmatic Al-Ula Civilizations

Al Ula in Saudi Arabia: Here’s where UAE rulers spent their weekend; Yousra Zaki; Gulf News

This magical county in Saudi Arabia is a very special place…

Source: Al Ula in Saudi Arabia: Here’s where UAE rulers spent their weekend

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…

Source: Al Ula, Saudi Arabia: tourist’s alternative to Jordan’s Petra – in pictures

The kingdom built on frankincense and myrrh; Judith McKenzie; Apollo Magazine

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…

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Saudi Arabia’s Silent Desert City; Marjory Woodfield; BBC

Madain Saleh isn’t as well-known as Petra, but the Nabateans’ second-largest city played a crucial role in their mysterious empire.

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The Lonely Castle: Incredible abandoned tomb in the desert; Becky Pemberton; Daily Mail

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.

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