Jabal Ikmah is a mountain a few km north of the city of Al Ula, with more than 450 pre-Arabic inscriptions carved in the rock, some of them more than 2500 years old. The languages used in these inscriptions are Aramaic, Dadanitic, Safaitic, Thamudic, Minaic and Nabataean. Modern Arabic script was influenced and evolved from them. Jabal Ikmah can be visited with a tour which includes Dadan. Near the site there is a small tourist information centre.
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