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Saudi Eases Access to Long-Hidden Ancient Ruins

Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

- 2078 days ago -
AL-HIJR, Saudi Arabia -- Fully draped in a black veil, Irish blonde Angela Miskelly stares out in awe as she strolls through Al-Hijr, the ancient Saudi city of tombs carved into rose-coloured sandstone mountains

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Sunday October 7, 2012, 11:32 am
I can understand Saudi Arabia's need to hold back tourists to their ancient sites. Greece , Egypt and Italy have for over a century let tourists visit their temples, and ruins - only to have them chipped at by tourists. The amount of wear to these sites have taken their toll on the integrity of these structures.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 12:58 am
Wonderful to see.

Frans B (582)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 2:33 am
I must say, THIS was an interesting read, thanks for posting Marty

Tom C Sullivan (98)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 12:34 pm

M B (62)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 2:41 pm
amazing, hope the site will never be hit by a war (getting bombed). I can still recall the ancient Buddha-site in Afghanistan, which got destroyed...

Talya H (10)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 4:53 pm
Would love to visit!

Gloria H (88)
Tuesday October 9, 2012, 7:02 pm
there is no respect even to the bones of long dead ancestors. Remember the Taliban ruining thousands of years of art/architecture/knowledge. Too bad they didn't follow the ancient Egyptians who just covered over the offending pharoughs name (only to have it preserved against the elements throughout the ages) and be uncovered now.
We have our own form of sillyness, with people who deny not that we came from non religious sources of our choosing, but that we came from monkeys.If you don't believe one politician who won't do cartwheels, swing from trees to get your vote.

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 1:48 am

Dan(iel) M (25)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 5:53 am
Interesting article.

Gloria Morotti (1)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 5:47 pm

Suzanne L (99)
Friday October 12, 2012, 10:06 am
As always Marty thanks for something unusual and amazxing. I'll bet those Nabataeans had some goddesses.

Robert O (12)
Friday October 12, 2012, 5:03 pm
Interesting. Thanks Marty.

g d c (0)
Monday October 15, 2012, 4:01 pm
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