HAIL, Saudi Arabia – Ancient inscriptions were found in the Hail region of Saudi Arabia. According to Al Arabiya news website, the 26 lines of cuneiform script date back to the sixth century BC and include depictions of the Babylonian King Nabonidus. The 26 lines of cuneiform script are the longest written text found so far in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
According to the Saudi Heritage Authority, the archaeological discovery consists of an inscription on basalt rock, embodying Babylonian king Nabonidus holding a scepter in his hand with in front of him a number of religious symbols.
Archaeologists from the Saudi #HeritageCommission have discovered fascinating rock inscriptions in the Hail region (northern Saudi Arabia) that depict the Babylonian King Nabonidus. pic.twitter.com/HqQ0BZ3mUw
— هيئة التراث (@MOCHeritage) July 13, 2021