Mada'in Saleh

Local nameMada'in Saleh, ancient Hegra
LocationMedina Region, Saudi Arabia

Mada'in Saleh, also called Al-Ḥijr or "Hegra", is an archaeological site located in the Sector of Al-`Ula within Al Madinah Region in the Hejaz, Saudi Arabia. A majority of the remains date from the Nabatean kingdom. The site constitutes the kingdom's southernmost and largest settlement after Petra, its capital. Traces of Lihyanite and Roman occupation before and after the Nabatean rule, respectively, can also be found.

The Quran places the settlement of the area by the Thamudi people during the days of Salih, between those of Nuh and Hud on one hand, and those of Ibrahim and Musa on the other. However a definitive historical chronology can not be obtained through the order of verses due to the fact that the quranic chapters deal with different subjects in non-chronologic order.

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Address Saudi Arabia

Coordinates 26°47'30.331" N 37°56'51.764" E

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