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Meda'in Saleh - Introduction:

This Nabataean city is located in Saudi Arabia, approximately 320 kilometers south of Petra. This Nabataean city has 131 tombs spread out over 13.4 kilometers. The city proper as a siq, walls, towers, …

Q&A #02 What About Medina?:

Click below to watch video If Petra was the original Holy City of Islam, then what about the city of Medina? Was it also in a different Place? Dan Gibson traces out the history of Medina and the …

Q&A #04 Where was Ta'if:

Click below to watch the video Do descriptions of ancient Ta’if fit the current Ta’if in Saudi? Where was the city wall? Where was the temple of Allat? Dan Gibson suggests a location in …

Other Cities and Sites:

(245 articles) This is the master list of historical sites which are covered on this website. (Not including Petra and Meda’in Saleh which have their own sections.) Each of the places listed here are found …

Al-Ukhdud Archaeological Site in Saudi Arabia:

This site is near to Najran in southern Saudi Arabia. The Quran 85:4 to 7 mentions this story of a group of devout people (understood as Christians) who were thrown into a ditch and burned. History …

Q&A #12 Where was Ghadir Khumm?:

Click below to watch the video: If Petra is the actual Holy City of Islam, then where was Ghadir Khumm located? Dan Gibson explores the history and significance of Ghadir Khumm, and the possible …

Meda'in Saleh - Tomb Database:

Archeologists have numbered each of the tombs in Meda’in Saleh. There are over 130 tombs or monumental buildings. On this page we have tried to match up photos supplied by our viewers with the …

Q&A #14 Where was Paran?:

Click below to watch the video The ancient records tell us that the city of Mecca was located in the Paran wilderness.So where was Paran? Dan Gibson examines ancient manuscripts to set the record …

Travel the Incense Route from Ubar to Gaza:

Incense was located in Yemen in what is known as the Hadramout area, and also in Oman along the shores south of Ubar. To get the incense, Nabataean merchants traveled to Yemen and Oman, and then …

What About Medina? Q&A02:

Video #30 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video. Hello, and welcome to another video in the series Q&A, Questions and Answers. Over the last six months I have received a number of …

Where was Ta'if?:

Q&A Video #32 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video. Hello, I am Dan Gibson, and this is another Question and Answer Video. Recently, Salman wrote to us: How do you explain Prophet …

Where was Shi’b Abi Talib?:

Video #38 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video. Hello, I am Dan Gibson and this is another Question and Answer Video. Today’s question is asked by Ali, who wonders: If Petra was the …

Where was Ghadir Khumm?:

Video #40 This is a general transcript of a Dan Gibson video. Hello, I am Dan Gibson, and this is another video in the Question and Answer Video series. Today’s question comes from several viewers …

Where was Paran?:

The ancient records tell us that the city of Mecca was located in the Paran wilderness.So where was Paran? Dan Gibson examines ancient manuscripts to set the record straight. Hello, I am Dan Gibson …

Tayma:

Tayma is a desert oasis in Saudi Arabia. In the center of the oasis is a large well, thought to be around 2,500 years old. (Bir Haddaj). It is mentioned in the Bible: “The inhabitants of the …

Dedan:

Ancient Dedan is known as Al Ula today. In the ruins of the old city there are inscriptions that indicate the Dedanites were preceded by a Minean settlement. The Mineans established a center at this …

Khaybar:

For many centuries, the oasis at Khaybar was an important caravan stopping place. The center developed around a series of ancient dams that was built to hold back run-off water from the rain. Around …

Najran:

Najran was an important stopping place on the Incense Road. It is located in the southern part of Saudi Arabia. The oasis of Najran has been inhabited for about 4,000 years. Najran’s most …

'Umar ibn al-Khattab Mosque:

Mosque Name: Masjid ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab Country: Saudi Arabia City: Dawmat al-Jandal Year of construction (AH): 13 AH Year of construction (AD): 634 AD GPS: 29°48’43.30"N …

Mosque of the Prophet:

Mosque Name: Mosque of the Prophet Country: Saudi Arabia City: Medina Year of construction (AH): 2 AH Year of construction (AD): 623 AD GPS: 24.468333°N 39.610833°E ArchNet: …

Jawatha Mosque:

Mosque Name: Jawatha Mosque Country: Saudi Arabia City: Al-Kilabiyah Year of construction (AH): 8 AH Year of construction (AD): 629 AD GPS: 25°28’11” N 49°40’43” E Original …

Imam Shafi'i Mosque:

Mosque Name: Imam Shafi ‘i’ Mosque Country: Saudi Arabia City: Jeddah Year of construction (AH): 649 AH Year of construction (AD): 1251 AD GPS: 21°29’10.42"N …

Qariya Al-Faw:

The ancient site known as "Al-Faw", is located about 700 km southwest of Riyadh and about 150 km southeast of Al-Khamasin in Wadi Ad-Dawasir. To the northeast of Al-Faw is the Arabian Desert known as …

Ar-Rabadha:

This site is an early Islamic city situated on the pilgrimage route running between Al-Kufa in Iraq and Mecca. It lies about 200 km east of Medina. Twenty years of excavation on the site have revealed …

Thaj:

The ruins of Thaj can be seen about 80 km west of Al-Jubail. It is a small village situated beside a dry lakebed generally known as “Sabkah”. The archaeological excavations undertaken by …

Adumatu:

In Assyrian records dating from 845 BC, Adumatu (modern Dumat Al-Jandal) is mentioned as the capital of the Arab kingdoms. According to the text, Sennacherib captured Adumatu in 688 BC, and arrested …

Al-'Uqair:

The main port of Al-Ahsa on the eastern coast of Saudi Arabia, Al-‘Uqair is a large archaeological site containing old government buildings and a mosque built during the early days of King …

Tarut:

Tarut is an island of four square kilometers on the Arabian Gulf near Al-Qatif, Saudi Arabia. It is joined to Al-Qatif by a 4 km natural land bridge, which varies in width from 10 to 20 meters. The …

Al Uyaynah (Maghair Shoaib):

The ancient oasis town of Al Uyaynah (modern Al-Bid) is located about 225 km northwest of Tabuk. It was originally mentioned by Ptolemy) The tombs carved in the mountains are attributed to the …