Posts Tagged ‘KSA’

3500 more years of horses

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Interesting article from Reuters: “Saudi Arabia discovers 9,000 year-old civilization.”

Saudi Arabia is excavating a new archeological site that will show horses were domesticated 9,000 years ago in the Arabian peninsula, the country’s antiquities expert said Wednesday.

The conventional wisdom is that horses were domesticated 5,500 years ago in Central Asia.

Hey, the Hajj!

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Wow, you move out of the Middle East and you totally stop hearing about it! Today’s the Hajj, Muslims’ annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

This would have been a big deal in Dubai, here’s it’s relegated to a photo or two on Yahoo! News. Weird.