Tag: saudi arabia

Mar 2, 2021

Snowstorm in Saudi Arabia Turns Desert Into Giant Ice Cream Cake

Snowstorm in Saudi Arabia Turns Desert Into Giant Ice Cream Cake

Why is the sand on top of the snow though?

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Jul 20, 2016

You Know It’s Hot When a Lizard Can’t Even Handle the Heat

You Know It's Hot When a Lizard Can't Even Handle the Heat

When it’s too hot for even a lizard, you don’t need a thermometer to tell you to get out of the sun

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Mar 31, 2015

The Lonely Castle in the Middle of the Desert

The Lonely Castle in the Middle of the Desert

In the desert landscape of northeastern Saudia Arabia you will find Qasr al-Farid aka “The Lonely Castle”. Built in the first century A.D. the Lonely Castle rises four stories; an unfinished tomb carved out of a solitary sandstone outcrop. Because the tomb was never completed, we can see how the façade was chiseled from…

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