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Rock Art in the Hail Region

Rock Art in the Hail Region

Rock Art in the Hail Region of Saudi Arabia covers two sites with petroglyphs and inscriptions northwest and south of the city of Hail.

The two locations are:

- Jabal Umm Sinman, Jubbah

- Jabal al-Manjor and Jabal Raat, Shuwaymis

Map of Rock Art in the Hail Region

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Site Info

Full name: Rock Art in the Hail Region of Saudi Arabia

Unesco ID: 1472

Inscribed: 2015

Type: Cultural

Criteria: 1   3  

Link: By Name By ID

Site History

  • 2015 - Inscribed 

Locations

The site has 2 locations.

  • Rock Art in the Hail Region: Jabal al-Manjor and Jabal Raat
  • Rock Art in the Hail Region: Jabal Umm Sinman

Connections

The site has 6 connections.

Constructions

Geography

Human Activity

  • Writing systems: The introduction of Thamudic writing, probably about 3000 years ago, is documented in thousands of inscriptions (AB ev) Link

Timeline

Trivia

  • Recently discovered: The Shuwaymis sites, although always known to the local Bedouin, were officially rediscovered only in 2001 (AB ev)

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