Ummid Assistant

Applications open for Manmohan scholarship at Cambridge

Opportunities for Indian students in US

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home History

Remains of 1st Hijri century castle unearthed in Madinah

Thursday January 24, 2013 10:29:35 PM, IINA

Madinah: An ancient castle that dates back to the first century Hijra was discovered in Al-Aqeeq valley in Madinah.

Historical ruins of the castle were unearthed in excavations carried out by a team of archeologists from the Supreme Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, said Dr. Khaled Bin Muhammad Askoubi, head of the team.

 

The discoveries also included a variety of pottery, glasses, tools made of stone, and steatite utensils, the Saudi Press Agency reported Sunday.
 

Askoubi said that the Antiquities and Museums Department of SCTA carried out excavations over two seasons continuously in the valley near the ancient castle named after Urwah Bin Al-Zubair, grandson of the first Caliph Abubakr.

 

He said the remains of the Umayyad era castle included foundations of eight rooms on an area spreading over 40x30 sq. meters, and the walls were made of volcanic stones.




 





 

 




 

Home | Top of the Page

Comments

Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.ummid.com

Comments powered by DISQUS

i

I

More Headlines

Rs.8cr spent on ICMR; not a single research on Bhopal gas victims

Out on bail, Asaduddin Owaisi blames Congress of 'vindictive politics'

Uttar Pradesh seeks Saudi investment

Ban cosmetics testing on animals in India: Debasree Roy

Rs.202.8 crore earnings help SRK top Forbes India Celebrity list

Palestinians threaten to approach ICC over Israeli settlements

Hindu Terror: BJP threatens parliament ruckus to force Shinde out

Gadkari to IT officials: Remember, Congress on its way out

 

Top Stories

Activists seek wider probe into 'Hindutva terror'

A statement issued by them said "a genuine probe" was needed to know the nexus "straddling Abhinav Bharat, RSS, VHP, BJP and Bajrang Dal leaders together with  

Nothing wrong in Shinde's Hindu terror comment: Narayanasamy

Home secretary backs Shinde on 'saffron terror'

 

  Most Read

Hindu Terror: BJP threatens parliament ruckus to force Shinde out

Keeping up its demand for sacking Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde over his "Hindu terrorism" and "saffron terrorism" remarks, the BJP Thursday said it  

'Insulted' by Mamata, artist to quit official panels

Taking Mamata Banerjee's remarks against him as an affront, a leading painter who stood by her side during her campaign to oust the erstwhile Left Front government in West Bengal said he would quit two key panels including the state Fine Arts Board of which he is the chairman.  

 

  News Pick

Rajnath Singh elected BJP President

Rajnath Singh was Wednesday unanimously elected the new president of Bharatiya Janata Party, succeeding Nitin Gadkari who decided against a second term till he was cleared of alleged corruption charges.   

Indian scientist wins Chinese award

Indian professor C.N.R. Rao from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Herbert Jaeckle from Germany's Max Planck Society and Russian space physicist G.A. Zherebtsov shared the award for 2012, launched by the  

Uttar Pradesh to buy 15 lakh laptops from HP India

The council of ministers approved the decision in a cabinet meeting here attended by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav after the recommendations made by the evaluation and technical committee of UP Electronics Corporation were 

Out on bail, Asaduddin Owaisi blames Congress of 'vindictive politics'

MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi Thursday alleged that his and his brother Akbaruddin Owaisi's arrests were a "personal vendetta" against them and their party by the Congress-run  

 

Picture of the Day

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh presenting the S.K. Singh Award for recognising excellence in the Indian Foreign Service to Tanmaya Lal, at a function, in New Delhi on January 22, 2013.

(Photo: BM Meena)

 

Recommend the story to your friends

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RSS  |  Contact us

 

| Quick links

News

 

Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant

 

National

Science & Technology

RSS

Scholarships

About us

International

Health

Twitter

Government Schemes

Feedback

Regional

History

Facebook

Education

Register

Politics

Opinion

Newsletter

Contact us

Business

The Funny Side

Education & Career

     

 

 

Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange

Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

2012 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.