The oldest mall

the old mall in Arabian peninsula is located in Qaryat al-Fāw

Shops (notice were they display the seeds)

Market Area (the village of Qaryat al-fau): Built near the western edge of the valley which separates between the Tuwaiq Mountains and the city limits east of the residential area was a large market, 30.75 m in length from west to east, and 25.20 m north to south. It was surrounded by a huge fence consisting of three contiguous parts; the middle one was made of limestone and the internal and external ones made of clay. The market consisted of three floors with seven towers in the market’s corners and three in the structure in the middle of the north, south and east of the building. The only entrance to the market was located in the southern half of the west side and was a small door leading to a small square.

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