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Saudi Antiquities

Saudi Arabia is rich in its historical and archaeological sites that reflect the long history of the region and narrate amazing stories that have occurred throughout different historical periods. It has an ancient architectural heritage, which dates back in time to the Old Stone Age to the early and late Islamic eras. Moreover, it is abundant with beautiful regions that are culturally prosperous and architecturally vibrant, as evidenced in its palaces, ancient forts and military installations, religious monuments, archaeological sites, and the coolest rock paintings and drawings created by its earliest inhabitants, found scattered throughout the kingdom.
    • The capital city of the first Saudi state and the Kingdom’s reflection mirroring power and pride, Dir’iyah is the city of resilience from which the modern...
    • It is located 50 km south of Jeddah. Historical sources say that Al-Shu’aibah was the main port for the Arabian Peninsula before the Islamic era. It was ...
      Al-Shu’aibah Harbor
    • It is one of the stations on the Levant-Medina Haj road, which contains many of the castles and the rest stations, and the road stretches from the Jordanian border with ...
      ​Tabuk Castle
    • Located in the east of Halaba town in Al-Namas governorate of Asir Province, it is an area rich in ancient rock carvings, some dating back to pre-Islamic periods, as well ....
      Badiat Bani Amr
    • Located in the southeast of Al Ahsa town, it is an archeological area with buried hills that contain foundations of dilapidated buildings. A group of buildings with a ...
      Al-Dour Site
    • Okhdood archaeological site is one of the most important monuments and historical sites in Saudi Arabia. It consists of a castle built with stones and mud over 235-mete...
    • Located in the south of Sakaka, the site contains stone pillars that, from a distance, look like a group of men standing. The formation of these pillars might make you wonder...
    • This is one of the largest and most significant archaeological sites in Saudi Arabia. It is comprised of rock illustrations and inscriptions spread throughout...
    • Heritage Village of Al Ghat testifies to the authenticity of its past and the heritage of its ancestors. While you move around the village, you will encounter the “Amara ...
      Heritage Village of Al Ghat
    • It is historical village, located south of Taif. It was famous for stone industries where large quantities of multi-use pots, incense burners ...
      Al-Ma’dan Village
    • It is located 10 kilometers to the north of Umlj city. In the early Hijri centuries, it was the main port for the cities and towns of Algara valley and Harrat Khyber....
    • In the center of Domat Al-Jondal, there are ruins of Al-Der’a district next to Umar bin Al-Khattab Mosque. Its stone built houses are connected to each other as well as...
      Al-Der’a District
    • ​​ National Museum is located on the eastern side of the King Abdul Aziz Historical Centre, in the Murabba district of Riyadh next to King​ Abdulaziz Al Murabba Palace.​..
      National Museum
    • Located in Taif East, 100 m off the Highway approximately, within a wide valley is a solid wall construction, built above the outcrop in the middle of
      Al-Lasab Dam
    • It is located in the northern part of Taima plains and is one of the most important sites that has been fully disclosed. The structure was built of stones. It is divided into
      Al-Hamra Palace
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