Tradition and Tourism





First: Jubbah.


 
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.

 Third: Jannain.
 
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 there. 

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 Thamood's writings. 

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.