The new discoveries are clues linking the existence of former residential and industrial areas, with evidence of plaster-covered walls and floors, as well as the remains of rainwater reservoirs.
House archaeology study at ruins. (Source: The National News)
According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), on August 25, the Saudi Arabia Tourism and Heritage Committee announced important archaeological discoveries at Al-Abla, southwest Asir region.
The commission said the discoveries were clues linking the existence of a former residential and industrial area, with evidence of plaster-covered walls and floors, as well as the remains of rainwater reservoirs.
These reservoirs are built using special techniques, with the roof helping to channel rainwater through channels lined with plaster or ceramic.
In addition, the Committee announced a number of other notable archaeological discoveries, such as insulated water tanks, pottery enamel, metal pieces, rings, beads made of ivory or precious stones,… and a large number of stone tools, such as hammers and grinding tools.
Al-Abla was located along the southern part of the ancient incense trade route, connecting the southern and southern parts Northern Arabian Peninsula.
With these new discoveries, the Committee affirms that Al-Abla is one of the sites with the most important archaeological value in Southern Saudi Arabia./.