ThePlace: Al-Khuraybah, the Lion Tombs in Saudi Arabia’s AlUla

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Updated 19 December 2019

ThePlace: Al-Khuraybah, the Lion Tombs in Saudi Arabia’s AlUla

It is one of the most important archaeological sites in AlUla consisting of several stone buildings, a circular stone basin known locally as Mahlab Al-Naqa, and numerous carved tombs, the most famous of which are the Lion Tombs.

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Hegra, ancient city of the Nabataeans in Saudi Arabia’s historic AlUla Valley, is emerging from the mists of time to take its rightful place as one of the wonders of the world

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Car crashes into door at Makkah Grand Mosque door; police say driver in ‘abnormal’ condition

Updated 31 October 2020

Car crashes into door at Makkah Grand Mosque door; police say driver in ‘abnormal’ condition

RIYADH: Saudi security authorities arrested a man who crashed his car into one of the doors of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Makkah on Friday, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) announced early Saturday.

The car was running at high speed on a road surrounding the southern square the Grand Mosque, also known Masjid Haramain, the SPA said, quoting the official spokesman of Makkah region, Sultan Al-Dossari.

He said the incident happened at around 10:30 p.m.

 

"Thanks to God, no one was hurt," said the report.

It said investigators have found that the driver of the car was a Saudi citizen "in an abnormal condition." 

The offender is being referred to the Public Prosecution office, it said.