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Ancient Nabataean city of Hegra in Saudi Arabia

Hegra, also known as Madâ'in Sâlih (al-Hijr in Arabic), the best preserved Nabatean city along with Petra in Jordan, is the first Saudi site to be inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage List in 2008.



Since 2002, a Saudi-French program under the aegis of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (replaced from 2021 by the Royal Commission for AlUla), explores and excavates the site.
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Depuis 2002, un programme franco-saoudien placé sous l’égide du ministère des Affaires étrangères et de la Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (remplacée à partir de 2021 par la Commission Royale pour AlUla), explore et fouille le site.

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