Category Archives: Arabian history

faces of ancient Arabia

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Seven sleepers drawing on the stone

The stone tells a story of seven young men and a dog (I thought it looks like Dinosaur hahaha) The Seven men, dog and ancient city.   The local people think it is the story of the Cave people (Seven … Continue reading

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Arabian Unicorn

Did the oryx  Arabian inspire the unicorn of the legend that fabulous beast with a single horn set on its forehead? Well, it is certainly true that the oryx played at least some role in the birth of that enduring … Continue reading

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Nursing

When I watched “Jewel of the palace” the Korean drama, which is one of my favorite Korean drama,  I was curious to dig and find about female nurse or doctor in my culture and surprisely, I found one called Rufaidah bint Sa’ad … Continue reading

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The blue eyed dove

Pre-Islamic poetry makes for a beautiful read – they are hauntingly beautiful verses full of life, death and everything in between. With early Arabic poetry, you will find works that are full of references to religious concepts which are often … Continue reading

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Al hatra – A myrtle leaf

Waraqat al as- A myrtle leaf   There is an old Arabic historical tale that set in al Hadar or Hatra (Arabic kingdom), in North Iraq..  During its occupation by the Persian king Shapur in the Pre- Islam era. Nadira, the beautiful daughter … Continue reading

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The Lihyans’ many secrets

The Lihyans Lihyan (Arabic:لحيان ) is an ancient Arab kingdom. It was located in Mada’in Saleh, and is known for its Old North Arabian inscriptions dating to ca. the 6th to 4th centuries BC. Dedanite is used for the older … Continue reading

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