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MEDA'IN SALEH

Tomb Exteriors and Interiors

Map of Tombs 

Diwan Area 

 Tombs: Exteriors and Interiors

 Niches, Altars and God Blocks

 Tombs by number and description

 Tomb Decorations, Falcons, Faces, etc

 Meda'in Saleh home

Meda'in Saleh has 131 tombs spread out over 13.4 kilometers. The city proper as a siq, walls, towers, water conduits, and cisterns. We are trying to collect pictures, maps and other descriptions of this site. If you can help us please email us.

One of the interesting things about Meda'in Saleh is that many of the tombs have inscriptions which describe who built the tomb, who is buried there, and who can use the tomb. Inscriptions like this are common on other Nabataean burial sites, but very few have been found in Petra. Some have wondered if the inscriptions in Petra were painted onto white plaster, which would have crumbled over history. Others have wondered if perhaps there never were any in Petra. We are still collecting information about Meda'in Saleh. If you have information, maps, or pictures that we could use please contact us.

 Right: A wall of tombs.

 

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Right: A street of tombs and facades.

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Right: Note the unfinished tomb on the mountain. Did the wealthy Nabataeans leave Meda'in Saleh in a hurry just at they left Petra?

Photo by Galen R Frysinger
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Used with permission

 

 

Picture from Free-minds.org. Used with permission.
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Picture from Free-minds.org. Used with permission.
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Inside one of the tombs. Note the shelves that could have been used for storing the bones of family members.

Picture from Free-minds.org. Used with permission.
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Photo by Galen R Frysinger
www.galenfrysinger.com
Used with permission

 

Photo by Galen R Frysinger
www.galenfrysinger.com
Used with permission

Photo by Galen R Frysinger
www.galenfrysinger.com
Used with permission

 

Photo by Galen R Frysinger
www.galenfrysinger.com
Used with permission

Photo by Galen R Frysinger
www.galenfrysinger.com
Used with permission

 

Photo by Galen R Frysinger
www.galenfrysinger.com
Used with permission

Photo by Galen R Frysinger
www.galenfrysinger.com
Used with permission

Photo by Galen R Frysinger
www.galenfrysinger.com
Used with permission

 

Left: A general view

 

 Left: Assyrian crow steps adorn this tomb.
 Crow-step tomb high on the side of the mountain.
 General view of area C.
 General view of area F.
This tomb seems to be unfinished. Notice that the lower part of the tomb was either never finished, or else it has been totally worn away.
 Inside of Tomb 127
 Inside Tomb 117
 Inside Tomb 43
 Inside of one tomb, it seems that someone was cutting blocks out of the floor for use somewhere else.
 Notice the niches cut along the walls of this room.
 Above: A dining hall. Notice the siq on the left where people enter Meda'in Saleh. Above: A variety of tomb doorways.
 
   
   
   
   
   

Map of Tombs 

Diwan Area 

 Tombs: Exteriors and Interiors

 Niches, Altars and God Blocks

 Tombs by number and description

 Tomb Decorations, Falcons, Faces, etc

 Meda'in Saleh home


Here are links to a couple of interesting web sites with pictures:
Adventures in Medain Saleh 
Great pictures, but writer doesn't seem to know much about Nabataean History.
http://www.baynardscastle.com/adventures/medsaleh.html
 
You can see more photos at this site: http://www.zubeyr-kureemun.com/

Medain Saleh Trip, December 1999
A Tourist's view of Medain Saleh
http://buzz_777.tripod.com/travelsmedainsaleh.htm

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