Hail Province
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Umm Senman Mountain - Hail Province

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Umm Senman Mountain, Jubbah Saudi Arabia
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Description

Located in Jubbah, around 100 km from Hail, Saudi Arabia, Umm Senman Mountain is one of the most prominent archeological sites in the region. This mountain is famous for the drawings and inscriptions that have been engraved on it. According to archeologists, these engravings date back to 7000 BC.

Landscape 

The mountain gets its name ‘Umm Senman’ from its unique appearance, which resembles a camel with two humps. Surrounded by sand dunes, it is situated in the middle of the Nafud desert and spreads over an area of 40 km sq. There are almost 2000 animal drawings on this mountain, including 262 drawings of human beings. The most popular and clearly visible out of these drawings is that of a lion.

History

According to some historians, these inscriptions are from different historical eras, some of which are also Thamudic (when the people of Thamud roamed the land). The large human figures with ambiguous faces represent the Neolithic age, whereas the Chalcolithic age can be traced through goat and animal drawings. 

Some of the drawings also date back to the Iron Age, which includes drawings of warriors with their bayonets, along with leopards, ostriches, and palm trees. Last but not least are the famous drawings of horses pulling carts that date back to the third millennium BC or even earlier. All and all, this archeological site is a history buff’s dream place where they can find references to virtually every significant historical era in the Arabian peninsula

 

Location

Umm Senman Mountain, Jubbah Saudi Arabia

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saleh elbaltan

saleh elbaltan

06/10/2021 14:02

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منطقه اثريه ممتده على مساحة ٤٠ كم مربع تحتوي على رسوم ونقوش ومنحوتات يرجع بعضها إلى عشرة الأف سنه قبل الميلاد.ويقول بعض المؤرخين انها ترجع الى عصور متعدده والى ماقبل التاريخ وتحيط بها كثبان رمليه جميله .مجاورة لمدينة جبه حوالي ١٠٠ كم من حائل..اهلها كرماء وخفيفين دم وشفافين.
Salehah naseer

Salehah naseer

03/11/2021 06:24

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A beautiful tourist place with archaeological inscriptions
ii_mansour

ii_mansour

01/14/2021 15:43

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A place to explain oneself
Mohammed Hakami

Mohammed Hakami

01/13/2021 15:45

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The mountain is accredited by UNESCO and embraces many inscriptions, writings and drawings dating back to the Stone Age and the Thamudians I was greatly distressed by the lack of interest on the part of the Tourism and Antiquities Authority, as I came back and the doors were closed, except for one door open overlooking some inscriptions, and when I asked them to see the inscriptions that I came for, the employee said that she is not here in another place now is closed and opens tomorrow and refused to open the door It has these inscriptions
K. A.

K. A.

01/01/2021 19:38

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I am in awe! Clear mind at its highest levels There are you, O people of Jubbah, in your city, the city of glory and cunning
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