Thursday, May 27, 2010
Saudi Arabia - Al-Hijr Archaeological Site (Madâin Sâlih)
Views from Mada'in Saleh. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The fourth of the five postcards sent by Ivy from Saudi Arabia.
Most of the monuments and inscriptions of the archaeological site of Al-Hijr date from the 1st century BCE and the 1st century CE. But the inscriptions in Lihyanite script and some recently discovered archaeological vestiges are evidence for human settlement as early as the 3rd or 2nd century BCE.