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Madain Saleh in Saudi Arabia, a sister city to Jordan’s Petra - Saudi Arabia

UNESCO world heritage site, located in the Al-Ula sector, within the Al Madinah Region of Saudi Arabia.

The Archaeological Site of Al-Hijr (Madain Salih) was formerly known as Hegra, it is the largest conserved site of the civilization of the Nabataeans south of Petra in Jordan. It features well-preserved monumental tombs with decorated facades dating from the 1st century BC to the 1st century AD. With its 111 monumental tombs, 94 of which are decorated, and water wells, the site is an outstanding example of the Nabataeans' culture.


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Taken on January 23, 2010