1st century

Discover the rich history and cultural impact of the 1st century. Explore top ideas and insights into this pivotal time period in human history.
Saudi Arabia: Mada'in Saleh, by Eric Lafforgue via Flickr. Ancient Architecture, Ancient Ruins, Madain Saleh, Al Madinah, Eric Lafforgue, Ancient Kingdom, المملكة العربية السعودية, Historical Place, Yemen

Madain Saleh in Saudi Arabia, a sister city to Jordan’s Petra. UNESCO world heritage site, located in the Al-Ula sector, within the Al Madinah Region of Saudi Arabia. The Archaeological Site of Al-Hijr (Madain Salih) was formerly known as Hegra, it is the largest conserved site of the civilization of the Nabataeans south of Petra in Jordan. It features well-preserved monumental tombs with decorated facades dating from the 1st century BC to the 1st century AD. With its 111 monumental tombs…