Jubbat Ha’il

Jubbat Ha'il, in Ha’il region, north east of the Kingdom, is on an old caravan route through the Nefud Desert. It is one of the largest and most significant archaeological sites in Saudi Arabia thanks to rock inscriptions and carvings dating from the Mesolithic period. ​

  UNESCO World Heritage Site

The rock art in the Ha’il region tells 10,000 years of history and is so significant it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. In Jubbat Ha’il these rock inscriptions can be found at Jebel Um Sanman and Om Sinman mountain  on an ancient lakebed partly concealed by the sand dunes of the Great Nefud desert. Mountainous areas such as Um Sanman, Ghouwtah, Ash Shuwayhit and Unayzah surround the west and south.​

 Jabal Shuwaymis

The petroglyph site at Shuwaymis, southwest of Ha’il is one of the most important archaeological sites in Saudi Arabia. These inscriptions tell historians so much about life in the Middle East going back thousands of years to the Neolithic period. The area is close to Kaa Alsebak, the region that witnessed the war of Dahis and Al-Ghabra, the legendary Arab battle..​

 Jebel Umm Sanman

Located some  100km northwest of Ha’il, Jebel Umm Sanman dates back to 7000 BCE , its historical significance earning it a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The site’s ancient petroglyphs reveal much about the culture and history of life in this area right back to the Stone Age, with other inscriptions from the Thamudite era.​

 Al-Manjor and Raat

Paintings and inscriptions of human and animal figures that lived thousands of years ago can be found in the mountains around Raat and Al-Manjor, two other significant areas for seeing ancient petroglyphs in Ha’il. ​

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