Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Madein Saleh - Qasr al Farid

The iconic tomb of Madein Saleh is called Qasr at Farid (which means Palace of Farid).  It has become the symbol of this historical archaeological site of the Nabataean civilization and this particular tomb is unique for a couple of reasons.   

First is the fact that it is isolated and stands alone - there are no other tombs carved out of the same sandstone rock that it occupies.  

The second difference is that Qasr al Farid has two extra columns flanking the doorway of the tomb -  a total of four, instead of the usual two for all other tombs in Madein Saleh.  My friend Laura of the amazing blog Blue Abaya has written a fabulous comprehensive guide and history of Madain Saleh with lots of fantastic photos - CLICK HERE to access it.

For more information about the interesting history of Madein Saleh, CLICK HERE.