Friday, 11 April 2014

Mada'in Saleh

Mada'in Saleh
In the north of Saudi Arabia, in the old kingdom of Nabatea, lies an abandoned city hewn into the rocks of the desert. It’s worth reading about but the video footage makes for fascinating viewing.

The city may be the city of Thamud mentioned in the Qu'ran (7.78) that was struck down in judgement.

So the earthquake seized them, and morning found them prostrate in their dwelling-place.

The remains of the city today are mainly the tombs of the Nabatean period, similar to Petra but with less Classical influence. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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