The oldest evidence of human antiquities in Saudi Arabia

An international Saudi team found evidence of migrations to the Arabian Peninsula dating back more than 120,000 years ago in the Nafud desert on the outskirts of Tabuk. These evidence represent the oldest existence of hundreds of human and animal footprints in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
This discovery was published by the “Science Advance” magazine, where the scientific team that conducted the archaeological survey confirmed the existence of evidence for these migrations in a dry lake in the north of the Kingdom. These scientific results indicate the importance of a close relationship between human and animal movements and their exploitation of the region.
Prince Badr bin Abdullah, the Kingdom’s Minister of Culture, announced in an international press conference about this archaeological discovery, which shows the history and civilization of the ancient kingdom, as this discovery indicates the movement of people and their spread within the Arabian Peninsula at times when those current deserts were fertile farms. . The published scientific article explained the emergence of huge fossilized foot layers in the sediments of an ancient lake, as we mentioned before in the Nafud desert. Not only human feet were found, but also evidence for the presence of animals such as horses and elephants, which is the appearance of human activity in the Arabian Peninsula and its use of these types of Animals are either commuting or hunting.
The participating scientists from Saudi Arabia with several international missions announced that this discovery indicates the known spread of humans from Africa to the Levant, and they also added that the movements of humans and large mammals and the patterns of using aspects of nature were due to dry weather conditions and the depletion of water resources. This important discovery, which was announced to the whole world, indicates that there are efforts being made by the Ministry of Culture and the Heritage Authority towards encouraging foreign missions to work in many archaeological areas in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I was talking with the well-known American director, Leslie Greif, who worked with me on many programs about antiquities, including the mummies hunt program that shook the whole world. He told me that the discoveries that occurred on Saudi lands could excite the whole world, and show the history of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia In the pre-Islamic era.

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