Documentary Film based on Gibson's book: Qur'anic Geography
 

 

The Sacred City from Glasshouse Media on Vimeo.

MEDA'IN SALEH

Facade Decorations, Falcons, Faces, etc.

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

Special thanks to John and Kathy Haberman for all the photos on this page. Their contributions have greatly aided us in recording Meda'in Saleh for those who cannot enter Saudi Arabia at this time.

 

Left: It is presumed that Muslim zealots smashed the faces from most images long ago, leaving this falcon headless.

 

Left: This falcon has it's head.

 

Left: Can anyone identify these creatures?

 

 Left: A head with snakes on either side, topped by a falcon with rosettes below.
 Left: Assyrian crow steps adorn this tomb.
 This falcon is well formed and decorated.
The area above the door to this tricillium (dining room) is decorated with a face, snakes, rosettes and and an eagle or falcon?
 Notice the wide (fat?) head that decorates the center of this facade.

 Above: A dining hall. Notice the siq on the left where people enter Meda'in Saleh.  Above: To the left of the dining hall, a niche is carved into the wall with a god-block.

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

Petra (A complete section in itself) Bostra
Nabataens in the Negev Wadi Rumm
Mampsis Aila
Mampsis Photos Humeima
Nessana Meda'in Saleh
Ruheiba Meda'in Saleh: Tombs: Exteriors and Interiors
Avdat Meda'in Saleh: Tomb Decorations, Falcons, Faces, etc
Elusa Meda'in Saleh: Niches, Altars and God Blocks
Gaza Ma'an
Shivta Leuce Come
The Wall Where was Leuce Come? by Bob Lebling
Negev Wall A Possible Solution for Leuce-Come By Dan Gibson
Sela South Forts
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