Al Naslaa

Al Naslaa rock in 2021

The Al Naslaa rock is a landform 50 km south of the Tayma oasis in Saudi Arabia. It is split down the middle into two parts, both balanced on small pedestals.[1] The overall shape of the rock may be due to wind erosion and chemical weathering that could have been possible due to the moist conditions in the protected underside of the rock.[2] It is split in two by what could be a joint, although the probability of it being that is questionable.

The rock is about 6 metres high and 9 metres wide, and is covered on its south-east face with numerous petroglyphs.[3]


  1. ^ Ilya (7 September 2014). "Al Naslaa Rock Formation". Unusual Places. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
  2. ^ Tamara, Abueish (24 February 2020). "Laser or erosion? Find out what caused the perfect split in Saudi Arabia's Al Naslaa rock". Al Arabiya English. Retrieved 18 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Al Naslaa, Tayma – Arabian Rock Art Heritage". Layan Cultural Foundation Project. Retrieved 18 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

Coordinates: 27°13′46″N 38°34′18″E / 27.22945°N 38.57158°E / 27.22945; 38.57158

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