Category archives for Archeology

The Thamud: Petra and Madain Salih

This popular Google-knol was first written in March of 2010 Thamud or the Nabataeans were known for hewing houses in mountains. Madain Salih and Petra are ruins of their civilization. Madain Salih (Dedan) is in Saudi Arabia and is known in the European literature as Hegra derived from Al-Hijr. It was once inhabited by the […]

The people of 'Ad to whom the prophet Hud was sent

When the Holy Quran describes past people or archeological details it gives a very precise and accurate description. The Holy Quran particularly describes the past nations that were punished by God in the Sura Hud and among the details it also says, “This is of the tidings of the unseen which We reveal to thee […]

Petra: Could it be Al Hijr as mentioned in the Holy Quran?

Petra was chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007 and a World Heritage Site since 1985. Petra declined rapidly under Roman rule, in large part due to the revision of sea-based trade routes. In 363 an earthquake destroyed many buildings, and crippled the vital water management system. The ruins […]