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04:06 GMT +3 hours30 March 2015

Diriyah, the historic capital of Saudi Arabia

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Diriyah, the first Saudi capital, now located in the suburbs of Riyadh, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010.

Saudi Arabia is known primarily as one of the world’s leading oil exporters and the home to major Muslim holy sites, but few people know that its deserts and mountains are also home to many pre-Islamic historical treasures.