Ibn Saud, Abdul Aziz, (1880 - 1953), founder of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. An able ruler, King Ibn Saud established order and security, broke down old patriarchal loyalties, and promoted Arab nationalism.
WHAT'S INSIDE: ASIA
- Ancient Asia
- History by Country
- Post-Ancient Asia
Asia is the birthplace of all the earliest known civilizations except that of Egypt; of most of the great language families; and of all the great religions.
Petra, an ancient city in what is now southwestern Jordan, 115 miles (185 km) south-southwest of Amman, was the ancient capital of the Nabataeans. Read more about this city carved into a sheer rock face.