Al-Shanana Tower, located in Saudi Arabia’s Qassim region

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Updated 21 February 2020

Al-Shanana Tower, located in Saudi Arabia’s Qassim region

  • The total height of the tower, believed to have been built in 1699, is 30 meters

Al-Shanana Tower is located 7 km away from Rass and is considered one of the most significant archaeological monuments in the province of Qassim.
It is seen as a symbol of the heroic role that Rass residents played in the unity of Saudi Arabia by King Abdul Aziz at the historic Al-Shanana battle.
The multi-story building, mainly built of mud, is 6 meters in diameter at its base and gradually tapers to 1.5 meters at its top. The total height of the tower, believed to have been built in 1699, is 30 meters.
This photograph was taken by Dhafer Al-Shehri as part of the Colors of Saudi competition.


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