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Saʽidi Castle

Saʽidi Castle

Saʽidi Castle, also known as Jabal Al-Saʽidi Castle, is an ancient castle located in Al-Qurayyat in Al Jawf Region, Saudi Arabia. The construction of the castle dates to the Nabataean period in the 1st century AD, with the aim of protecting the convoys on the road from Mada'in Saleh towards Petra and vice versa. In Islamic times, the citadel was used to protect Hajj road.

Site Information

Country: Saudi Arabia

District: Al Jawf Region

Category: Castles and Fortresses

Site History: 1st Century AD

Oldest Culture: Nabataean

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Nabataean & Islamic Monuments

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