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  1. Rock art: Life-sized Sculptures of Dromedaries Found in Saudi Arabia

    At a remarkable site in northwest Saudi Arabia, a CNRS archaeologist and colleagues from the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) have discovered ...

    ancient-origins - 14/02/2018 - 01:41

  2. Resourceful and Intelligent, Unidentified Hominins Flourished in Arabia Using “Old School” Stone Tools

    ... Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage has documented an Acheulean ... These are handaxes from the site of Saffaqah, Saudi Arabia. ( Palaeodeserts/ Ian R. Cartwright ) The Youngest Acheulean Site ...

    ancient-origins - 01/12/2018 - 02:00

  3. Mysterious Manmade Stone Structures Detected in the Remote Landscape of Saudi Arabia

    Deep in the heart of Saudi Arabia, 400 peculiar stone structures have been found, dating back thousands of ... of the Arabian Peninsula. Deep in the heart of Saudi Arabia, 400 peculiar stone structures have been found, dating back ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 20/10/2017 - 02:02

  4. Archaeologists Discover that Earliest Known Arabic Writing Was Penned by a Christian

    The oldest known Arabic writing found in Saudi Arabia, from ca. 470 AD belong to a Christian context and predates the advent ...

    Sam Bostrom - 21/03/2016 - 23:51

  5. 8,000-Year-Old Engravings in Arabian Desert Are Oldest Known Depictions of Dogs on Leashes

    Archaeologists have discovered a set of engravings in Saudi Arabia dating back at least 8,000 years, which depict a hunter accompanied by ...

    aprilholloway - 20/11/2017 - 13:50

  6. It Looks Like a Laser Cut But What Really Split the Ancient Al Naslaa Rock?

    The Tayma oasis in Saudi Arabia is famous for its rock art and its historic legacy. It was a major trade ... as much as 4000 years ago. The Tayma oasis in Saudi Arabia is famous for its rock art and its historic legacy. It was a major ...

    Caleb Strom - 31/07/2017 - 18:50

  7. Are the Reclusive Shihuh People of Musandam the Original Arabians?

    ... is speculation that they are the original inhabitants of Arabia,” pushed back into the mountains by successive Muslim and Portuguese ... Available here. ‘The Mountains of Musandam’, Saudi Aramco World, May/June 1983. [Online] Available here. ‘Beyond ...

    David Millar - 31/10/2015 - 13:23

  8. Ancient Human Fossil Finger Discovery Points to Earlier Eurasian Migration

    ... team I work with have made many remarkable discoveries in Saudi Arabia, but one thing was always missing: fossils of ancient humans. ...

    ancient-origins - 11/04/2018 - 01:27

  9. The Kaaba Black Stone: A Holy Stone from Outer Space?

    ... Pilgrimage Ritual Millions of Muslims travel to Mecca, Saudi Arabia every year and in a single day, Mecca is capable of attracting over two ...

    Bryan Hill - 24/08/2015 - 03:49

  10. The Qasr al-Farid, the Lonely Castle of the Nabataeans

    ... an area that spanned from the southern Levant to northern Arabia, a position that allowed them to control the Incense Route that passed ... Sâlih (known also as al-Hijr or Hegra) in the north of Saudi Arabia. Although called a castle, the Qasr al-Farid was actually a tomb ...

    dhwty - 28/04/2015 - 01:03

  11. Ancient Stone Artifacts Could Tell the Story of When Early Humans Spread Out of Africa

    ... old. The discovery took place at Wadi Dabsa, in southwest Saudi Arabia near the Red Sea. A team of archaeologists has announced ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 30/12/2017 - 02:00

  12. Largest Ever Treasure Trove of Iron Age Weapons Retrieved in Oman

    ... Metal Weapons, Possible War God Offerings, Discovered in Arabia Mysterious Manmade Stone Structures Detected in the Remote Landscape of Saudi Arabia Are the Reclusive Shihuh People of Musandam the Original ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 27/01/2018 - 02:00

  13. Is there truth to the Bedouin Legend of the Great River in the Desert?

    ... Press, 2012 Lakes of the Rub al-Khali , A. Clark, Saudi Aramco World, pp28-33, May/June 1989 New prehistoric sites in the ... Yamandu Hilbert, Antiquity, Sept 2014 The greening of Arabia: Multiple opportunities for human occupation of the Arabian Peninsula ...

    David Millar - 11/09/2015 - 21:45

  14. Idle Not Innovative? New Study Says Laziness Led to the Extinction of Homo erectus

    ... This is Dr. Ceri Shipton on site at Saffaqah in central Saudi Arabia. ( ANU ) This 'laziness' paired with an inability to adapt to a ...

    ancient-origins - 16/08/2018 - 01:57

  15. Some Giant Geoglyphs in Jordan are Older than the World Famous Nazca Lines

    ... section of the famous “Works of Old Men” that cross the Arabia region – “from Syria across Jordan and Saudi Arabia to Yemen” according to the researchers from the current ...

    Alicia McDermott - 03/12/2015 - 03:52

  16. The architectural marvel of Madain Saleh and the enigmatic Nabataean people

    ... known as Hegra, is the most famous ancient site in Saudi Arabia.  It is also the first archaeological site of Saudi Arabia to be ...

    johnblack - 09/02/2014 - 10:19

  17. Qidan, The Lost City of King Ad: Hoax or Reality?

    ... to the NE is the Liwa Oasis, and the white line is the UAE-Saudi border.  Image credit: Google Earth The Mystery Endures While ... Featured image: Deriv; The sands of Rub’ al Khali in Saudi Arabia ( CC BY-SA 3.0 ), and dwellings near the Liwa Oasis, UAE. ( ...

    David Millar - 22/11/2015 - 00:41

  18. The Mythical Dilmun and The Island of the Dead

    ... mounds in Bahrain. Map of ancient Dilmun ( Saudi Arabia Tourism Guide ) The majority of the Bahrain tumuli were ...

    jason and sarah - 11/10/2016 - 21:57

  19. Oldest Arabic inscription provides missing link between Nabatean and Arabic writing

    A Saudi-French archaeological team has discovered the oldest known inscription in the Arabic alphabet at a site located near Najran in Saudi Arabia, according to a report in Arab News .  The finding is incredibly ...

    aprilholloway - 08/08/2014 - 03:33

  20. Hundreds of Tombs Found in Jordan Suggest Unexplained Cycle of Abandonment and Re-Habitation

    ... Jebel Qurma desert region of Jordan close to the border with Saudi Arabia. There are simple graves from the Early Bronze Age to more elaborate ...

    Alicia McDermott - 14/07/2017 - 23:00

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