Rock Art Expert
Archaeological discoveries in Saudi Arabia have helped chart over 200,000 years of human activity, including stone tools from the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic periods in AlUla. Rock art and monumental stone structures give clues to the lives and experiences of the people in later prehistoric times.
Rock Art Expert
Acting Evaluation & Compliance Manager
The Kingdoms of Dadan and Lihyan remain shrouded in mystery. However, archaeological excavations are deepening our knowledge of early architecture, craftsmanship, beliefs and practices, and water management - evidence that a sophisticated and skilled society once lived here.
Professor of ancient writings
Abdulrahman A Alsuhaibani
Professor of archaeology
Hegra, founded in the first century BCE, was an important Nabataean city. Its strategic location gave its leaders control over the ancient Incense Road from southern Arabia north to Egypt, the Mediterranean, Mesopotamia and beyond. Archaeology is shedding light on the lives and legacies of this place of heritage and its intercultural connections.
The Old Town of AlUla was inhabited from at least the 12th century until the 1980s. This historical landmark has been documented by generations of explorers and pilgrims, noting the hospitable landscape, weather and people.
Over thousands of years, the crossroads of AlUla have seen many travellers and caravans pass through its unique landscape. The diaries written on these travels give us insight into the people, customs and the lasting impression AlUla has left.READ THE DIARIES
Content Management Manger at Heritage site management
Cultural Heritage Conservation Manager