Mada’in Saleh

Mada’in Saleh

Mada'in Saleh, also called Al-Hijr or Hegra, is an archaeological site located in the Al-Ula sector, within the Al Madinah Region of Saudi Arabia. A majority of the vestiges date from the Nabataean kingdom in the 1st century AD. The site constitutes the kingdom's southernmost and largest settlement after Petra, its capital. Mada'in Saleh was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.

Site Information

Country: Saudi Arabia

District: Al Madinah Region

Site History: 1st Century AD

Oldest Culture: Nabataean

Later Cultures: Nabataean

Site Features: Nabataean Monuments

World Heritage Site

Official Name: Al-Hijr Archaeological Site (Madâin Sâlih)

Date of Inscription: 2008

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