Mada’in Saleh – Hegra

Mada'in Saleh is an important archaeological site located in northwestern Saudi Arabia. Also known as "stone".

It is the site of an ancient Nabataean city dating back to the Nabataean civilization from the first century BC. Mada'in Saleh is characterized by the presence of a group of rock structures exquisitely carved into the pink rocks.

Mada'in Saleh has great importance in Islamic history and archeology, as it is believed to have been part of the Kingdom of Tamud, which was mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.

In 2008, Mada'in Saleh was registered as a World Heritage Cultural Site by UNESCO.

Mada'in Saleh is an important archaeological site famous for its prominent rock structures, temples and ancient tombs. These structures represent a mixture of Nabataean, Roman, Nabataean and Arabic arts. One of the notable structures is the Qasr al-Hazami Palace, which is believed to have been a residential and ceremonial settlement.

Mada'in Saleh is an important and protected archaeological and cultural site, and the laws and regulations related to visiting it and preserving this valuable archaeological site must be respected.

Mada'in Saleh is located in the Al-Ula Governorate of the Medina region. Among its most important monuments are the Nabataean cemeteries, as they were not built, but rather dug into sand rocks, which contributed to the ease of the process of carving and engraving, as these rocks are not solid, but are affected by erosion factors.

If you intend to visit only one place in Saudi Arabia, let it be Mada'in Saleh, where your mind will go. The other-worldly scenery, stunning nature, and rich history of unique antiquities and other successive civilizations make it a destination worth exploring for several days.
Mada'in Saleh is not only the tombs of the ancient Nabataeans, but it provides a lot for tourists to explore from the imprints of the peoples that succeeded it, not to mention the beautiful oases, museums, an ancient mud village and ruins and ruined tombs.

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