Historical places in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is a landmark of dozens of historical places, which every adventurous travel would love to visit. This country is the epitome of culture, heritage and tradition. There was a time when Saudi Arabia was all known for its beautiful spirituality and untouched sparkle  of the ruins, but now, the country has preserved a lot for tourists to explore. Today Saudi Arabia stands as a tourist destination, leaving people amazed with its ancient wonders and  unravel the tales of its past.

  • Ancient sites of Saudi Arabia
  1. Jubba Paleo lithic Kingdom
  2. Mecca
  3. Medina
  4. Al masmaskforties
  5. HegraArcheological Site- Al-Hijr

Jubba Paleo lithic Kingdom

This is an archaeological place which is most famous in Saudi Arabia. It speaks more about multiculturalism. This Kingdom is located close to the small town of Jubba.

This place is enriched with uncarved animals and people that seems to be 7000 yrs.Old. This illustrated motifs, impressive rock arts and carvings makes the Jubba Kingdom the largest archaeological site In Saudi Arabia

The study has shown that Jubba, which today is a deserted region was a grassland rich with savannahs. Jubba is hidden with many secret that are yet to be disclosed.

Mecca

Mecca is not just a holy place for Muslims but it holds significant historical sites too. Being called as a place for spirituality is also rich in culture. Millions of pilgrims visits every year.

It is generally considered as “the fountainhead and cradle of Islam”.On the edge of Makkah you’ll find a museum dedicated to treasures from two of Islam’s holiest mosques.

Aisha Mosque, also knownis a popular destination for pilgrims, especially locals who are beginning their Hajj or Umrah journeys. This is the place where  Aisha (SAW), the beloved wife of Mohamed (PBUH), prepared to enter Ihram.

Masjid Al Jinn is known by several names, including Masjid Harass, the Mosque of Allegiance and the Mosque of Guards is also an historical place to visit. Although worshiping at this mosque is not an obligatory part of Hajj, it isthrilling to stand at  the spots  where the Jinn tribe embraced Islam.

Medina

It is a radiant city, holy place visited by many pilgrims from all over the world.

The Madinah Museum in the Al- Madinah is one of the most informative places to visit in Medina. That’s because the museum exhibits the history, and heritage of Medina that features several rare images, visual galleries, and archaeological collections that’s  related to Medina.

The museum displays over 2000 rare artifacts that entrap Medina culture, heritage and Masjid Nabawi’s evolution from a house to the courtyard and to the massive complex that now exists

Wadi Al  E Jinn this is a phenomenal place where the “Jinn” resides. This is an exciting known for the unnatural phenomenon of cars moving even when their engines are turned off. People can be often seen visiting here with their vehicles which they turn off and can be seen moving towards the hill.

This is not unnatural and is known as “reverse gravity effect” in which mountains around specific areas are believed to have excessive 8magnetic pull so  the cars or any other vehicle having iron in it is attracted to the mountain and moves in the upward direction.

Masjid Quba is one of the world’s oldest mosques. It is one of the most spectacular Medina tourist attractions and the Mosque  whose first stones were placed by the Prophet himself upon his migration from Mecca city. It is believed to be the very first mosque in the world that has existed from the Holy Prophet’s time. This mosque holds large gatherings all through the year, hence worshippers and visitors frequent offer the morning prayers.

Al Masmak Fortress

Riyadh, features  a uniquebeautiful mix of architectural styles. It  is a modern metropolis, you’ll find the 150-year-old Al Masmak Fortress in the heart of this city.

This restored building is a museum today, is favourite among tourists who wants to step back in time and explore Saudi Arabia. Visitors can also watch a short documentary that captures the fortress by King Abdul-Aziz.There’s a spacious courtyard outside the fortress that’s worth exploring. There’s place outside the fortress that sells  traditional handicrafts, jewellery, and cashmere scarves, the market is the perfect place to pick up ancient representative of the Kingdom’s rich cultural heritage.

HegraArcheological Site- Al-Hijr

It is the first World Heritage and one of the most prominent historical places in Saudi Arabia. It is the oldest and largest site that reserves their settlement of Nabataeans south of Petra in Jordan. From the tombs to the monuments and other architectural wonders, you will find every detail of the past, the rich art, and traditions defining the beauty of the culture which was prevail in the past. Every historical feature of the place dates back from the 1st century BC to the 1st century AD. Most of the architectural elements are carved out of sandstone, with the epigraphic presence of many foreign languages at this famous landmark in Saudi Arabia.

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