2015 The Nabataean Kingdom in Saudi Arabia (KSA)

The collector’s item gifted by the Alyafi IP Group in 2015 is the Nabataean Kingdom in Saudi Arabia.

Nabataean Kingdom in KSA , Al-Hijr lies in northwest of Saudi Arabia, between the cities of Medina and Tabuk, 22 kilometers north of the city of al-Ula. It dates from between the second century BC and the second century AD.

The site becoming Saudi Arabia’s first World Heritage Site consists of four necropolis, with its 111 monumental tombs and water wells. The site is an outstanding example of the Nabataeans’ architectural accomplishment and hydraulic expertise. It is located at a meeting point between various civilizations of late antiquity, on a trade route between the Arabian Peninsula, the Mediterranean world and Asia. It bears outstanding witness to important cultural exchanges in architecture, decoration, language use and the caravan trade. The Nabataeans are well known for their role in the commerce of incense, spices and aromatic plants during late antiquity. They then controlled the land routes between the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea and Mediterranean.