Lion tombs of Dedan

Lion tombs (Arabic: مقابر الأسود الدادنية) is an ancient Dadanitic tombs cut from rock, with over than 20 tombs.

The lion tombs are rock-cut burial niches decorated with reliefs of lions. The tombs are dated back between the 600BCE-500BCE. According to the religious beliefs of the day, the lions protected those buried within the tombs. These tombs are evidence of 2600 years of settlement in al-Ula, originally called Dedan.[1]

^ the lion tombs of Saudi Arabia
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