Ād Tribes Lost City / UBAR / Iram of the Pillars


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Possibly the legendary trade center of UBAR, though there is no archaeological evidence to prove or to falsify it. The site is surprizingly small for a city as legendary as Ubar. Nevertheless: evident is that the site was dwelled since 5000 years because of several springs that guaranteed the water supply. The settlement existet till the Greek period. Then there are no finds till arab tribes settled here in the 9th or 10th century AC until the Portugese came. 
The sudden vanishing of the city might be related to the collapse of a large grotto underneath the city. The crater can still be seen today. Is is also possible that ancient sources do not refer to UBAR as a city but as a region and this site is only one of several in a fertile area.
End of archaeological summary

Iram of the Pillars is an Arab city was Mfetodp by the desperate search for their detection has been one of the legends. Have been mentioned in the Koran, as stated in the Quran that its inhabitants were Arabs vanished from the tribe is back, and Some researchers stated that the king of this city was named Shaddad Ben is back where he wanted to establish the promised paradise on earth, and said that this king brother named very Ben is back.
But in the early years was discovered in 1998 the city of Iram of the Pillars in the Alcsr in the desert of Dhofar, and place of discovery away approximately 150 km north of Salalah and 80 km from the city of Thumrait. Stated the city and its residents toss back in the people of the Holy Qur'an in more than one verse, as in the verse: Iram of the Pillars * which were not produced as in the country * (Dawn :6-8).
The people who said their city is back and toss it in to put together from the Holy Quran was named as one of Prophet Hud (peace be upon him) and called the other name of home Ahqaf, and dozens of other verses which absorb eighteen Wall Al Quran.

The people who returned in the Holy Quran is the most news-grabbing outbursts United obsolete miraculous, because this nation have been eradicated completely wiped sand storm buried in an unusual .. and even filled in their tracks hid all traces of them from the face of the earth, and because it denied The vast majority of archeologists, historians, and a people who returned, and saw mentioned in the Koran, such as symbolic stories, to draw conclusions and lessons, but the book Vaattabrohm affect some of the myths that have no basis in history, and then came the archaeological discoveries of the eighties and nineties the twentieth century reveal toss) (city in the desert of the Empty Quarter in Dhofar 150 km north of Salalah, southern Oman and prove the truth of the Koran at all what it says about the people. 

In the interpretation of the Helms (Aad) in the Qur'an active numbers of commentators and geographers, historians and genealogists Muslims, such as al-Tabari and Suyuti, the Caspian and Hamdani and Sapphire Hamwi, and Masoudi in the detection of the fact that these people admitted they were from the (Arab extinct), a term includes many of the nations that ceased to exist before the coming of Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him hundreds of years, including those who returned, and Thamood, hair and many others , and learned from the verses of the Koran that those who returned were housing Balohakav (collection of any Hakv: sand italics), part of the south-east of the Empty Quarter between the Hadhramaut in the south, and the Empty Quarter to the north, and Oman in the east , which is currently Dhofar, as they learned from the Koran that the prophet was Prophet Hud (peace be upon him), and that after the destruction of the unbelievers of his people living Prophet Hood until his death the land of Hadramaut where he was buried near the (Valley Brhot) to the east of the city of Tarim. As for the (Iram of the Pillars) was mentioned by Al-Hamdani (d. 334 AH / 946 CE) and Sapphire Hamwi (d. 627 AH / 1229 AD) it was to build Shaddad bin returned Anst (ie: embedded with sand), they do not know now, though the myths have arisen around

In January 1991 began excavations in the region identified by satellite images and the current name Alcsr and continued until early 1998 and has announced that the discovery of Castle octagonal towers, thick walls in the corners are built on huge pillars that rise up to 9 meters in diameter and 3 m may be is described by the Koran. * 17.02.1992 m in Time magazine (Time) article entitled America (Arabia, p. sLostSandCastleByRichardOstling ) indicating detection toss.