Saudi Arabia’s Richest Archaeological Site Reveals A Flurry Of Mind-Boggling Discoveries Yet Again


Al-Faw which sits in a remote corner of southern Saudi Arabia is one of the richest archaeological sites in the country – it’s honestly surprising that it’s still not on UNESCO’s World Heritage List so far. But that probably won’t be the case for long as a flurry of new discoveries have been unearthed yet again in the once ancient thriving town. The Saudi Heritage Commission released their new discoveries earlier this week.

A group of Saudi and French archeologists comprised the team that excavated the site of Al-Faw – the ancient capital of the fabled Kingdom of Kindah.

One of the biggest findings here was a rock-cut temple and pieces of an altar, which is where the people of Al-Faw would are believed to have performed their rites and celebrations.

The temple was discovered to the east of Al-Faw, atop Mount Tuwaiq.

Foundations of four monumental buildings have been discovered. Adding to that, Neolithic human settlements going back 8,000-years have been discovered at the site.

The excavations also found a sophisticated irrigation system constructed by the people of Al-Faw to supply rainwater to the agricultural lands. This system included canals, water cisterns, and hundreds of pits.

So yes, this could well be Saudi Arabia’s biggest archaeological discovery yet.


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