(Answer) This place was once the crossroads of the spice trade, where ancient Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians came to shop. Where are we?

Quiz Question: This place was once the crossroads of the spice trade, where ancient Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians came to shop. Where are we?

The given options are:

  • Mada’in Saleh
  • Mecca
  • Cairo

Correct Answer: Mada’in Saleh

Info: The ancient Nabataeans built the city of Hegra (now called Mada’in Saleh) in present-day Saudi Arabia. They were merchants who traded spices with people from around the world. Sustained by an ample supply of underground water, Mada’in Saleh flourished at the crossroads of major trading routes. Today, Mada’in Saleh is one of Saudi Arabia’s most iconic historic sites, known for its scores of tombs, ornately carved from sandstone outcroppings. In 2008, the city became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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