This is what Riyadh and Jeddah looked like 130 million years ago
Earth has changed quite a bit over the last billion or so years, including The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Now, a new interactive map lets you turn back the clock to see exactly what (and where) the Kingdom was doing more than 130 million years ago.
According to Ancient Earth Globe – which was launched by paleontologist Ian Webster – Saudi Arabia was actually underwater during the Early Cretaceous period.
According to the website, during that time the world had no polar ice caps meaning the water levels were far higher than they are today. As per life on The Kingdom, the small parts of the country that were not underwater were populated by small mammals. There were also flowering plants and shrubbery.
According to Ancient Earth Globe, the first time Riyadh and Jeddah actually broke the surface of the water was 66 million years ago. At the time, the country that would be known as The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was actually still attached to Africa.
You can check out Ancient Earth Globe yourself, as well as scroll through the millions of years to see how our planet – and Saudi Arabia – has changed over the years.
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