As a child, he would play around town and around the mosque, and had collected a box full of pottery shards, arrowheads, and even a few coins.
Medain Saleh gained UNESCO World Heritage status in 2008, making it Saudi Arabia's first World Heritage Site.
Due to the limited tourism in Saudi Arabia, this is an archaeological treasure that few have seen.
Petra was carved out of the rocks in a tall canyon by an ancient Semitic people known as the Nabateans.
The city was built in a defensible place with access to water, and along the caravan routes.
While I was visiting Saudi Arabia years ago, I had an interesting conversation with a Saudi man.