The oldest archaeological sites in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is famous as one of the most important religious tourist destinations for Muslims from different countries of the world, as it is home to a group of the most important Islamic sites and sanctuaries, and in recent years the Kingdom has been famous as an ideal tourist and leisure destination for families and families and a favorite destination for shopping, but what many may not know is that The Kingdom is also home to many historical and archaeological sites that are worth a visit. Indeed, it contains thousands of archaeological sites, some of which have been discovered, while others are still subject to research and study.

Below is a group of the most important and oldest archaeological sites that you can visit in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia:

Medain Saleh:

It is a favorite spot for history buffs, especially the history of ancient civilizations in the Middle East. It is located a few miles southeast of the famous historical city of Petra in Jordan, but within the borders of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Madain Saleh is the largest archaeological site preserved for the Nabataean civilization and there are buildings, monuments and tombs on the site It was dug in the heart of the mountains and dates back to the period from the first century BC to the first century AD. Madain Saleh was chosen to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, making it the first world heritage site in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Stone meal (Jubbah):

The sites of Jubbat, Rata and Al-Manjour (Al-Shuwaymis) in the Hail region are considered to be among the most important and largest archaeological sites in the Kingdom dating back more than 10 thousand years BC, and they are the fourth archaeological sites that have been included in the list of World Heritage by UNESCO.

The history of the region dates back to the ancient Stone Age and it is characterized as a site of a wonderful group of rock relics that embody animals and people and dates back to 7000 years, it is worth mentioning that some of the artifacts on the site have been transferred to the National Museum in Riyadh and you can see them there if you do not have an opportunity Visit the Kingdom of Jubba.

Old Dariyah:

It is an ancient historical area located in the historical Al Yamama Viewer region, south of the Najd plateau, about 20 km away from the Saudi capital, Riyadh, while the majority of historical buildings in the old Derayah, it is worth noting that the history of the establishment of the ancient city of Derayah dates back several centuries, and the foundation date The oldest surviving Derayah regions until our time to the ninth century AD.

Najran’s Traditional Architecture:

To look at a group of the most beautiful examples of traditional architecture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, head to Najran in the southwest of the Kingdom near the border with Yemen, and there you will see a wonderful collection of antique buildings in the traditional Saudi architectural style and built of mud brick and many dating back several hundred Years.

Masmak Fort:

It is a historical fortress built of mud brick located in the center of the Saudi capital, Riyadh, and its history dates back to 1865, and was reopened in 1902 by Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman bin Faisal Al Saud, which he used as a base for uniting Saudi Arabia until it became a unified state in its current form, Masmak Palace, which has now become a famous historical museum in the Kingdom, may not be the oldest among the archaeological sites of Saudi Arabia, but it is certainly among the most important and it is known as the “cradle” or the beginning of the modern Saudi Arabia.

Ibrahim Palace:

It is another historical site worth visiting in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and described as an ideal place to give glimpses of what life was like in the Kingdom hundreds of years ago. There is Ibrahim Palace in Al-Hofuf in Al-Ahsa Governorate in the eastern region of the Kingdom, and it is a historical complex built in the Ottoman style and dates back to its construction To the fifteenth century with the mosque of Quba, and during the next hundred years of its construction, the complex underwent expansion to include an additional fort, prison and Turkish bath.

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Madain Saleh was chosen as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008

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Old shield

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Archaeological architecture in Najran

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The antique buildings are in traditional Saudi architectural style and are built of mud brick

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The date of the founding of the oldest surviving shield areas until our time to the ninth century AD

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Masmak Palace which is now a famous historical museum in the Kingdom

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The Masmak Palace

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A historical complex built in the Ottoman style and dating back to the fifteenth century with the mosque of Quba

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Madain Saleh

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The Stone Kingdom of Juba is distinguished for being a site of an impressive array of rock ruins that embody animals and people

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The Stone Kingdom of Juba

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Ibrahim Palace

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