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Iram of the pillars

Arabia has its own legend of a lost city, the so-called "Atlantis of the Sands", which has been the source of debate among a number of ...

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Chapter 7: " Have you heard of the city of Ubar? " - Ubar is also known as Iram of the Pillars, Aram, Irum, Erum, Wabar and the City of a Thousand Pillars. It is a legendary lost city.

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Quest For Atlantis Of The Sands - Iram Of The Pillars - A Legendary Lost City - According to most legends and myths, the Atlantis of the Sands is located somewhere in the Rub' al Khali desert, also known as the Empty-quarter. This covers most of the southern third of the Arabian Peninsula, including most of Saudi Arabia and areas of Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

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In the early 1990s, a team, led by Nicholas Clapp, an amateur archaeologist and filmmaker, announced that they had found the ancient city of Ubar, which was identified as Iram of the Pillars. This was achieved using NASA’s remote sensing satellites, ground penetrating radar, Landsat programme data, and images taken by the Space Shuttle Challenger. These resources allowed the team to identify old camel trade routes and the points at which they converged. One of these converging points was a…

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