PHOTOS: 7 Man-made Wonders Among New Heritage Sites

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Madain Salih (Al-Hijr), Saudi Arabia

The ancient city of Madain Salih is the largest conserved site of Nabataean civilization south of Petra in Jordan. Built between the first century B.C. and the first century A.D., the city contains more than a hundred well-preserved monumental tombs, among other buildings.

In July 2008 Madain Salih became the first location in Saudi Arabia to receive the UN's World Heritage designation.

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