First Pharaonic-era inscription found in Saudi Arabia

Archaeologists excavating the ancient oasis town of Tayma in northwestern Saudi Arabia have uncovered the first pharaonic inscription in the country, the cartouche of Pharaoh Ramses III, on a mountain face. “The rock was bearing an inscription of King Ramses III, one of the kings who ruled ancient Egypt from 1192 B.C.to 1160 B.C.,” said …