Sunday, May 13, 2018

EARLY (85,000 YEAR OLD) FOOTPRINTS DISCOVERED IN SAUDI ARABIA

Riyadh – Asharq Al-Awsat
Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), revealed at the “Roads of Arabia — Saudi Archaeological Masterpieces through the Ages” exhibition at the National Museum in Tokyo, Japan the discovery of footprints dating back 85,000 years in the province of Tabuk in northwestern Saudi Arabia.

Prince Sultan added that an international team of archaeologists, including Saudi experts, found traces of footprints of several early human adults scattered on the land and in an old lake.

It is said that the footprints belong to early immigrants to the Arabian Peninsula believed to have reached the site after passing the desert of An Nafud, which was a then green pasture rich with rivers, lakes and freshwater.

Prince Sultan bin Salman pointed out that the Saudi General Authority for Tourism and National Heritage is working alongside archaeologists at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History to conduct further research on the discovery.

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