Alola & Mada’en Saleh

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Mada’en Saleh, also known as Al Hijr, is a series sandstone outcrop of various sizes and heights surrounded by a ring sand mountains. It is a pre-Islamic archaeological site located in the Al-Ula sector, within the Al Madinah Region of Saudi Arabia. Al Hijr was mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, as the home of the Thamud people. Mada’en Saleh is the most important settlement of the Nabataeans, second only to Petra. It’s most significant cultural role dates back to the first century B.C. and first century A.D., i.e., during the flourishing Nabataean state and before its fall at the hands of the Roman Empire in 106 A.D. Al Hijr continued to be a source of cultural energy and intellectual interaction probably until the 4th century A.D
The first tomb you come across in the area is the Qasr Al San’e (graves of manufacturers), and it is an introduction to key elements ….
Qasr Al San’e

Mount Athlib stands dramatically on the horizon in the northeast of Mada’en Saleh. It is surrounded by a vast space. As …
Mount Athlib

Al Fareed Palace is very popular among the Nabataean tombs in Al Hijr and the most beautiful tomb in general. It features a very …
Al Fareed Palace

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