The Ancient Walled Oases of Northern Arabia

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The Ancient Walled Oases of Northern Arabia is part of the Tentative list of Saudi Arabia in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The Ancient Walled Oases of Northern Arabia comprises 4 millennia-old archaeological oases sites. They show extensive forms of water management and cultivation techniques. The walls were built against intruders, but also against natural forces such as flooding and wind.

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Full Name
The Ancient Walled Oases of Northern Arabia
Country
Saudi Arabia
Added
2022
Type
Cultural
Categories
Archaeological site - Near Eastern
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2022 Revision

Includes Dumat al-Jandal and Tayma, which were on its first and very extensive tentative list from 1988

2022 Revision

Includes former TWHS Dûmat Al-Jandal Historical Oasis in Al-Jawf Region (2015)

2022 Added to Tentative List

2021 Incomplete - not examined

As Dûmat Al-Jandal Historical Oasis in Al-Jawf Region

The site has 4 locations

The Ancient Walled Oases of Northern Arabia: Tayma (T)
The Ancient Walled Oases of Northern Arabia: Qurayyah (T)
The Ancient Walled Oases of Northern Arabia: Dumat Al-Jandal (T)
The Ancient Walled Oases of Northern Arabia: Ha’it (T)

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