Footprints dating back over 120,000 years found in Saudi Arabia’s Tabuk

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Footprints dating back over 120,000 years were found at an archaeological site in Saudi Arabia's Tabuk region, the Ministry of Culture's (MOC) Heritage Commission, the Saudi Press Agency announced Wednesday.

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A joint Saudi-international team discovered the footprints of humans, elephants, and predatory animals around an ancient dry lake on the outskirts of the Tabuk region, the CEO of MOC’s Heritage Commission Dr. Jasir al-Herbish said in a press conference.

He said that this new archaeological discovery confirms that humans were present on the Arabian Peninsula earlier than previously thought, SPA reported.

“This archaeological discovery is the first scientific evidence of the oldest habitation in the Arabian Peninsula, providing a rare glimpse into the living conditions of humans in this region, including their travels and settlements,” al-Herbish added, according to SPA.

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