ThePlace: AlUla governorate contains Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mada’in Saleh

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Fri, 2019-11-08 23:45

​​​​​AlUla is a governate and city in northwestern
Saudi Arabia 110 km southwest of Tayma and 300 km north of
Madinah.
The city, which was a major trade center and capital of the
Lihyanite civilization (7th century BCE to 65 BCE), is famous for
its archaeological riches, mudbrick dwellings and the AlUla
Museum.
The governorate also contains Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World
Heritage Site, Mada’in Saleh, which was built more than 2,000
years ago by the Nabataeans, the successors to the Lihyanites.
This photograph was taken by Dhafer Al-Bakri as part of the Colors
of Saudi competition.

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Source: FS – All-Travel destinations-News
ThePlace: AlUla governorate contains Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mada’in Saleh