ThePlace: Thaj archeological site dates back to 3rd century

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Updated 25 April 2020

ThePlace: Thaj archeological site dates back to 3rd century

Thaj archeological site is located about 80 km west of the Jubail Industrial City, in the Eastern Province. It is a small village on the border of Sabkha, known as Thaj Sabkha.
The construction of the city dates back to the Hellenistic period, around the early 3rd century BC.
A research expedition was conducted by the Danish mission in 1968. Another was headed by the Antiquities and Museums Agency at the Ministry of Education from 1982-1983, which revealed the existence of a full-fledged city surrounded by a massive external stone wall.
The length of the wall is 900 meters. There is a central mound where remains of a foundation — walls and houses — are clearly visible. Pottery, glass pieces and decorative items were also discovered.


Saudi Arabia announces 17 more COVID-19 deaths

Updated 27 November 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 17 more COVID-19 deaths

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 345,622
  • A total of 5,857 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 17 deaths from COVID-19 and 302 new infections on Friday.
Of the new cases, 70 were recorded in Riyadh, 28 in Jeddah, 18 in Yanbu, 17 in Madinah, 14 in Dhahran, 14 in Makkah and 8 in Dammam.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 345,622 after 407 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 5,857 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.