Jaylah Tombs

Tomb in Selma Plateau

The 90 or so tombs scattered across the hilltops of Jaylah date back to the Umm An Nar culture of 2000 to 2700 BC and, if you’ve been to Bat, you’ll recognise the meticulous stone towers, carefully tracing the ridges of the high ground. Local belief has it that they were built by the spirit Kebir Keb, which is as good a way as any of describing the collective consciousness of the ancients.