Arabian Rock Art Heritage

The Application of Advanced Imaging Technology to Saudi Arabian Rock Art

Qasr Al Fareed, Mada’in Saleh

The most photogenic and most iconic symbol of Mada’in Saleh is Qasr al-Farid, a single tomb carved into a small dome that stands alone in the open. The façade was never finished, so the heavily chiseled surface of the lower third documents how the tombs were fashioned from the top down.

This photograph is made from 112 individual photographs taken with the Canon G11 camera. The original photograph is 1330 megabytes and 477 megapixels.