The Place: Al-Rajajeel, in the northwestern Saudi province of Al-Jouf

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25/01/20

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  • Each group of columns is made up of between two and 10 stones which stand perpendicular to the plateau and are thought to be the motifs for funeral rituals

The archeological site of Al-Rajajeel (meaning “the Men”) consists of a group of stone pillars believed to date from the fourth century B.C.
Located 22 km south of Sakaka, in the northwestern Saudi province of Al-Jouf, there are 50 separate sets of standing stones all approximately 3 meters high.
They bear unknown inscriptions and are randomly positioned on a series of low terraces overlooking a wide valley which is intersected by a road leading to the Nafud region.
Each group of columns is made up of between two and 10 stones which stand perpendicular to the plateau and are thought to be the motifs for funeral rituals.
This photograph was taken by Sultan Al-Zaid as part of the Colors of Saudi competition.

This article was first published in Arab News

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