Sites & cities that bear the name of Dumat al-Jandal

Dumat al-Jandal

Today in : Saudi Arabia
First trace of activity : ca. 10th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Adummatu, Dumatha , دُومَة ٱلْجَنْدَل‎, Al-Jawf, Al-Jouf, ٱلْجَوْف‎

Description : Dumat al-Jundal (Arabic: دومة الجندل‎), also known as Al-Jawf or Al-Jouf (Arabic: الجوف‎), is an ancient city of ruins and the historical capital of the Al Jawf Province, North Western Saudi Arabia. It is located 37 km away from Sakakah. The name Dumat al-Jandal means literally "Dumah of the Stone", since this was the territory of Dumah, one of the twelve sons of Ishmael; the name Al-Jawf means "depression", referring to Wadi Sirhan. The city's ancient Akkadian name was Adummatu. Dumat al-Jandal has a boundary wall which is considered a historical site. Moreover, there is an oasis that has a number of ruins.

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