A group of explorers are out on a journey of the Heart Of Arabia. This expedition actually follows the footsteps of Harry St. John Philby’s mission to Ibn Saud, back in 1917! It covers different regions of the Kingdom including Al Uqair, Al Hadida, Rub Al Khali, and more.
These travelers are totally loving the Saudi hospitality on their journey
People in Saudi Arabia are Generous, Welcoming, Explorer Mark Evans Says.https://t.co/KHaTzeQUG6#SPAGOV pic.twitter.com/2vuTBLLghl
— SPAENG (@Spa_Eng) January 25, 2023
As reported by the Saudi Press Agency, one of the travelers, Mark Evans believes that the people in Saudi Arabia are very generous and welcoming. “People in the Kingdom make you feel as if you are one of them. I am happy and lucky, and I felt, as all my team, at home. People here are generous and welcoming and racing to host us at their places we pass through. Such great people and history, indeed,” Evans said — SPA.
Mark Evans also thinks the Kingdom’s landscapes are extraordinary 👀
Extraordinary granite landscapes as Day 5 of @heartofarabia_ comes to an end. Large numbers of soaring eagles…@SaudiBritishSoc @UKinSaudiArabia @PrepGrammar @MBIFoundation @IASArabia @RoyalScotGeoSoc @RGS_IBG @SaudiEmbassyUK pic.twitter.com/C5iho1fKOT
— Mark Evans Oman (@UniOfTheDesert) January 20, 2023
They were sent-off by Philby’s actual grandchildren! 🙌
The team received a great send-off at #Diriyah from direct British and Saudi descendants of Harry St John Philby. The cousins (Philby’s grandchildren) met for the second time in #Riyadh after the British contingent travelled to #SaudiArabia for the departure of the expedition. pic.twitter.com/oUILXVzBJP
— Saudi Embassy UK (@SaudiEmbassyUK) January 17, 2023
The travelers were showing receiving quite the send-off in the historical district of Diriyah, from the British and Saudi descendants of Harry St John Philby! Their journey kicked off around a week ago.
Bet you’ve never seen a stone hand axe like this before 😱
Large numbers of ancient stone hand axes yesterday…can anyone shed any light on an approximate age…? @IASArabia @SaudiBritishSoc @UKinSaudiArabia @UKinOman pic.twitter.com/RusxQh4SYn
— Mark Evans Oman (@UniOfTheDesert) January 22, 2023
Keep up with their travels for the coolest historical discoveries!
In 1917 explorer St John Philby wrote about herds of gazelle on the plains west of Riyadh. Today our @heartofarabia expedition found evidence of Ostrich-last seen in the 1930’s. Broken eggshells and ancient rock art @UKinSaudiArabia @SaudiBritishSoc @ExplorersClub @PrepGrammar pic.twitter.com/8mEp3PsQz7
— Mark Evans Oman (@UniOfTheDesert) January 17, 2023
You can actually find out more about this awesome expedition here!