Hegra Archaeological Site
Meet the first World Heritage property to be inscribed in Saudi Arabia: the Archaeological Site of Hegra .
The zone formerly known as Hegra is the largest conserved site of the Nabataean civilization, south of Jordan’s Petra. The monumental tombs it features are well-preserved and decorated with facades dating from between the 1st century BC and the 1st century AD.
A unique testament to Nabataean civilization, Hegra also boasts around 50 inscriptions from the pre-Nabataean period as well as several cave drawings.
The site is not only a display of the Nabataean’s architectural accomplishment, with its 111 monumental tombs (including 94 decorated ones), but also evidence of sophisticated hydraulic expertise through its water wells.