A Lost Ancient City Carved Out of Solid Rock in the Middle of the Desert? | Ancient Architects


The most famous rock-cut ancient site in the world is arguably the lost city of Petra, but there are many similar sites dotted across the Middle East, all of which were the work of one powerful empire of the ancient world.

The picture I used for the thumbnail is located in a place is called Mada'in Saleh, which means the Cities of Saleh, which is located in the Al Madinah Region in the Hejaz in Saudi Arabia.

It is the work of the Nabataean kingdom, created in the 1st century AD, who made this region their second capital of their ancient kingdom, with Petra being the capital. I am planning to make a separate video on Petra in the very near future so please click the bell icon on my channel to stay notified of new videos.

A lot of people with a passing interest in ancient history have never heard of Mada'in Saleh, a site that became a UNESCO World Heritage site back in 2008. It comprises 131 rock-cut monumental structures, each of which have elaborately ornamented facades. But what are they? Why were they created? Who were the Nabataeans? Find out now by watching the video.

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