NABATEANS

First in-depth archaeological survey at Al-Ula hopes to uncover mysteries of the Nabateans

In the first of the wonders of Arabia, Aramcoexpats.com chose Madain Saleh, an archaeological site located in Al-Ula, in the Madinah Region in the Hejaz, Saudi Arabia.
Archaeologists are planning to carry out the first in-depth survey of Al-Ula and the surrounding areas "the size of Belgium" in order to better understand the Nabatean people, the BBC reports.

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Satorp Refinery

Saudi Aramco Seeks to Refinance $2.2 Billion of Total JV Debt

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Citizen Account

Saudi Citizen Account Program handles over 975k cases

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Nabateans

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Oil Facility Attacks

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Saudi Binladin Group

Rothschild, Moelis compete for $15bn Binladin debt revamp

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Saudi Military

Saudi Armed Forces Allow Female Recruits in Military Posts

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Saudi-Russia

‘Very exciting’ project to be unveiled during Putin visit to Saudi Arabia

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Spanish Corvettes

Saudi-Spanish Venture to Construct Corvettes

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Duck Donuts

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