Tradition and Tourism
One of the ancient places in the region is Jubbah town which
is located 60-80 Km inside Al-Nofood desert on the caravans old road.
The first report about Jubbah's ruins was Blunt report, who visited it
in 1881 and Youting who visited it four years later. At last, Winnet and
Rid expedition in 1967-1972 and resulted good result in studying the
drawings on the rocks, the chain of hills, the sand stones and the dry
springs form many natural resorts and near them there is a dry lake.
There was a big civilized community that was existed in the area near
the dry lake around Jubbah which has a good and fertile white soil. It
was found that there were many indications about large human settlements
such as :
1. The stone, the old and the middle ages.
2. the end of the stone ages and the beginning of copper age where heads of arrows and razors found by Ministry of Education.
3. Thamood period and Arab period. It was about 1500-2500 B.C. That
period had drawings of camels, horses and also palm trees drawings. That
period can be info three stages:
• The early Thamood period:
The drawings show cows drawings and horses. This indicates that good
climate had been there. The artists drew their drawings on the rocks
that showed cows with short and long horns while some arrows penetrated
them. There are drawings for humans with faces on shoulders that shoed
full details about clothes and Animal in that period.
• Nabatian and Thamood period:
From 1500-2500 B.C, the camel was the most figure drawing in different sizes in addition of sheep, goats and gazelles.
• The late and modern ages:
The rocky Arabian drawings spread in Jubbah showed that there was settling of people in Jubbah town in that period.
Second: Yateb. An
ancient place 30 Km far away from Hail and one of the most important
places of Thamood three thousand year B.C. and there were many Thamood's
writing and drawings in addition to ancient ruins of and old village.
Some of Thamood's drawing were palm trees, camels and lions.
A large mountain in the north east of Hail and it is about 60
Km from Hail and it has a large natural cave 100 meter long and there
were many animals and humans drawings such as Yateb drawings.
Fourth: Habashy Mountain. It
is near Al-Athaem village. The old ruins there such as the bases of
houses circles of stones, towers and tombs. It reverse to about the 12th
century B.C. In 1387, the administration of old ruins found some swords
Fifth: Al-Mawiya. This
place reverse to Thamood age. Some stones tombs were found in the
places where caravans pass by for trade. Nine tombs were found and also
Sixth: Towaren. Towaren
village is in the north west of Hail in about 55Km in the middle of
Towaren valley. There is an old place in the entrance of the valley and
the ruins of a fortress. It maybe the palace of Hatim Al-Ta'e but others
believe that the palace belonged to a person called Zomeel. In the
middle of the village, there is an ancient grave and there is a place of
mud was destroyed. The grave had two long coffins where some people of
the village believe that one of these coffins referred to Hatim Al-Ta'e.
actually there are many places which had ancient ruins in Hail region
that need recovering them and revealing their secrets.
Some ancient places before the Islam ages and the Islamic age
• Al-Howait: Al-Howait is eastern Khaibar south of Al-Hait.
Al-Howait is 280 Km south west of Hail. It was known in the past Yadb'o.
it is an ancient place before Islam. It was represented Thamood
writings and after Islam accord to the bases of houses and Kuffic
writings. The place can be reversed to the previous period of Islam and
early Islamic age.
Hamad Al-Jasser said that he saw Islamic Kuffic writings dated in 114 A.H. in his book Geographic dictionary.
• Al-Hait ( Faddk ) : It
is a valley full of palm trees and springs. It is 250 Km far from Hail
in the western south of Hail. There are many ancient ruins in Al-Hait
such as buildings, castles and tombs. The name Faddak mentioned among
towns which the Babylon King Newbad who ruled in the sixth century B.C
and some of those forts and castles are still in a good condition. Some
kuffic writings were found on the scattered rocks in the area.