A Lost 500-Year-Old Fortress Has Been Rediscovered In Jeddah!


Jeddah is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in Arabia and the city keeps literally throwing up blasts from the past. But a new find is perhaps one of the most significant ones yet.

During a demolition drive in the Al Balad area, the authorities stumbled upon a fortress that was buried underground. Further excavations carried out immediately after showed that this was the Al-Shouna Fortress.

The fortress was lost for centuries as its exact location wasn’t known. Now, this is an Indiana Jones-worthy find.


It is claimed that this was the biggest fortress on the Red Sea coast.

Further digs showed the existence of an old city wall and a moat. The fortress dates back to 1516 and further excavation work is bound to lead to many more finds. Fingers crossed!


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