Another Banker Jumps to Her Death April 22nd [videos]

Are all these bankers jumping? Or were they actually suicided? If they jumped, they must be under mind control—a self-destruct element involved to effectively shut them up if the need arose with no clues as to who was involved. Classic Illuminati signature.

And this continues to happen while the Illuminati negotiate for their future? I wouldn’t negotiate with terrorists and murderers.  Just sayin’.  ~ BP

‘Open season on bankers’ continues today after a 52-year-old French banker jumped to her death after ‘questioning her superiors’. We strongly doubt that the Bred-Banque Populaire has video surveillance footage to prove this was actually a jumper and not someone being ‘helped’ off the 14th floor after confronting her superiors; and what was it she confronted her superiors about that so suddenly caused her to take a flying leap? Susan Duclos reported this morning that a Chinese banker had also been found dead. Needless to say, we were warned months ago by ‘V the Guerrilla Economist’ that ‘loose ends needed to be tied up’.: (3 Video reports also below include a brand new rundown on all the dead bankers!)

Steve, this is to let everyone know that the recent string of “suicides” among bankers is a purge a tying up of loose ends. The most recent being the exec over at Deutsche Bank and the exec at JPM who took a leap off the “33″ floor of their London HQ.

These individuals were assassinated and there will be many more to come. Some you will hear as “suicides” others won’t even make it to main stream media. This recent purge centers around the corruption and scandals of the derivative markets, LIBOR and the blantant fraud in precious metals!!!

This is the final year for sure as the house is being swept!!! Be prepared.

“V” The Guerilla Economist
 
Jan 29, 2014

Videos below where Karen Hudes, Christopher Greene and others give their own opinions on the rapidly growing list of dead in the banking world. The 1st video is an excellent round-up of allegedly 30 dead bankers in a newly released video report from notregme.

There have been 13 senior financial services executives deaths around the world this year, but the most notable thing about the sad suicide of the 14th, a 52-year-old banker at France’s Bred-Banque-Populaire, is she is the first female. As Le Parisien reports, Lydia (no surname given) jumped from the bank’s Paris headquarters’ 14th floor shortly before 10am. FranceTV added that sources said “she questioned her superiors before jumping out the window,” but the bank denies it, noting that she had been in therapy for several years.

FranceTV and Le Parisien reports,

An employee of the Bred-Banque Populaire has committed suicide, Tuesday, April 22 in the morning at the headquarters of the bank. On her arrival at headquarters, quai de la Rapee, in the 12th arrondissement of Paris…

The incident occurred shortly before 10 am, 200 meters from the Ministry of Finance.

According to our sources, she questioned his superiors before jumping out the window, that formally denies the direction of the Bank.

 

 

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Mayan Artifacts Prove ETs Have Been Engaging Earthlings for a Long Time [video]

And again, Patrick, thank you.

The Mexican government shared this information and I think it’s the most persuasive case for ancient contact with extraterrestrials. Who doesn’t recognize a “space man” when they see one? A flying saucer? And those wrap-around eyes?

The most startling evidence for me was the triangular “hole” in the sun’s corona that appeared in March of 2012 that was identical to the image on the Mayan artifact found in a pyramid in Mexico last year. That is no accident and and I defy anyone to explain it away.

In my favourite video of all time (below the article) we see a comparison of the two triangular images. How can we deny this? I would think even the most closed-minded people would have to recognize the implications and see our history as well as our current reality with new eyes.

People have GOT to accept that extraterrestrial races have always visited our planet and are still here.

Parlez-vous français?  Enjoy the article. Otherwise, enjoy these telling photos and then watch the video at the bottom of this post.

This is the most exciting time to be alive, and we’re still building to the really good stuff!

We are SO close to blowing the doors off this pathetic, manipulated reality we’ve been accepting as truth. The great Shift is almost upon us. Freedom is almost ours—and isn’t it ironic that we shall have the Star Nations to thank?  ~ BP

Le gouvernement du Mexique dévoile des pièces mayas prouvant le contact extra-terrestre

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Pour ceux qui avaient encore des doutes en ce qui a trait aux contacts extra-terrestres avec nos anciennes civilisations, cette fois, on ne peut plus clairs! Le gouvernement mexicain a frappé un grand coup dans l’histoire cachée de l’humanité. Dans la section archéologie oubliée, le pays dévoilera publiquement une série de pièces Mayas découvertes il y environ 80 ans par une équipe du National Institute of Anthropoly and History (INAH) sur le site de Calakmul au Mexique.

Ces pièces exceptionnelles ont déjà été présentées l’an dernier et feront l’objet d’un documentaire qui sortira cet automne et qui sera produit par Raul Julia-Levy et réalisé par Juan Carlos Rulfo, le gagnant du festival Sundance 2006 avec son film « In the pit ». Ce documentaire porte le nom provisoire « Revelations of the Mayans 2012 and beyond ».

L’une des pièces maîtresses dévoilées est un disque on ne peut plus explicite. On peut y voir clairement 4 engins, communément appelés OVNI, dont l’une démontre par une extraction, un astronaute (5) aux commandes de son engin (6). Les deux cercles au centre (1) sont présentement considérés comme une planète à atmosphère de par les deux cercles le suggérant et qu’on peut supposer être la Terre du fait de la présence d’un astre à proximité qui semble être la Lune. À droite, ce qui semble être une comète (3) avec un OVNI (2) dans son sciage, puis, à gauche, un autre engin (4) qui semble intervenir directement sur la comète comme porteur d’un bélier pour frapper la comète.

Une autre pièce fort intrigante semble représenter une éruption solaire. Le soleil envoie un jet de rayon vers la même planète à atmosphère, soit la Terre, événement régulièrement mesuré par la NASA dont vous pouvez suivre l’activité sur le site Space Weather. Trois Ovnis sont présents sur cet artefact dont l’un est directement dans le jet plasmique. Une autre planète est également présente, mais il est difficile de préciser laquelle de notre système solaire.

Cette pièce fort importante semble confirmer les informations que nous recevons par diverses canalisations et qui nous informent du rôle majeur du soleil dans les événements à venir . Celui-ci est la clé de notre élévation de conscience et cet artefact vieux de 1,300 ans semble nous l’indiquer. Les Maya savaient que nous étions dans le 5e et dernier cycle de 5125 ans d’un plus grand cycle de 26,000 ans. C’est ce que leurs calendriers mesuraient. Par ailleurs, les scientifiques de la NASA prévoient une éruption majeure d’ici la fin de 2013 ce qui corrobore l’ensemble des informations obtenues.

Klauss Dona accompagné du Dr Nassim Haramein ont présenté des photographies de certaines pièces lors d’une conférence au Congresshalle à Saarbrücken en Allemagne, le 11 juin 2011. Vous trouverez au bas de cet article la référence aux extraits de cette conférence.

Les autres pièces sont des représentations qui ressemblent étrangement aux petits bonshommes E.T. que nous connaissons.

Ce qui est encore plus troublant sont les révélations du ministre du Tourisme mexicain, Luis Augusto Garcia Rosado qui déclare que :

1) La traduction de codex relate les contacts entre les extra-terrestres et le peuple Maya.
2) Des pistes d’atterrissage daté à 3,000 ans ont été trouvées dans la jungle.
3) Ils possèdent des preuves que les Mayas avaient l’intention de mener cette planète pour des milliers d’années, mais qu’ils ont été forcés de s’échapper après une invasion « d’êtres aux sombres intensions » laissant derrière eux les évidences d’une race hautement avancée.

Je crois qu’à l’approche de la date de fin de cycle du calendrier maya, les autorités mexicaines semblent avoir fait un examen de conscience dont le résultat a été d’informer le public. Je crois également qu’il s’agit du bon choix et que celui-ci devrait servir d’exemple pour les autres nations, je pense, entre autres, aux États-Unis où un changement d’attitude important s’impose.

N’oubliez pas que nous sommes à la période des révélations où tout ce qui était caché se dévoile. Les scandales de tout sort au même titre que l’archéologie cachée font partie de ce grand dévoilement. Si vous me demandez mon avis, je vous dirai que nous n’en sommes qu’au début des surprises de cette magnifique période qui s’ouvre à nous. Pour ceux dont ce dévoilement est un véritable choc, je vous implore d’ouvrir votre conscience, car vous n’êtes pas au bout de vos découvertes.

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A MUST WATCH!!! Ancient Artifacts compared to recent solar events in 2012!!!

In November of 2011 there was a presentation by Nassim Haramein & Klaus Dona with newly discovered Ancient Artifacts, from deep inside a Mayan Pyramid in Mexico. All information will be released later this year, in a 2012 documentary titled:

“Revelations of the Mayans – 2012 and Beyond.”

However due to recent solar activity one of the artifacts has become VERY, VERY interesting!

Article – Mayan Secrets to Be Revealed by Mexican Government
in a 2012 Documentary:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/0…

Ben Fulford: ‘Like a junkie selling family heirlooms the US corporate government buys time’

Benjamin Fulford

 

The cabal’s desperation is very apparent when you get these details all in one place, isn’t it?  They’re just delaying the inevitable. Pitiful.  ~ BP

 

October 22, 2013

The US corporate government and the mafia families that own it managed to stave off default on October 17th by acting like a junkie selling family heirlooms to a pawnshop in order to buy a few more days’ worth of drugs. In one example, they sold a whole bunch of state of the art helicopters, including Blackhawks and Apaches to China for an undisclosed sum, according to Pentagon sources. Partial confirmation of this can be found here:

http://theaviationist.com/2013/10/14/apache-clone/#.UmIB3RC1vfk

These same fascist families also sold a bunch of cruise missiles and cluster bombs to the totalitarian gulf monarchies.

http://rt.com/news/us-gulf-bombs-missiles-357/

The Rothschild branch of these families, for its part, worked out a deal where the Chinese would build French nuclear reactors of dubious safety and reliability in the UK, according to MI5 sources and news reports. The Chinese will also be paid double the going rate for energy produced by these reactors, according to MI5. That is a good sign the cabal got money from China now in exchange for a promise to pay them back by squeezing British energy users later.

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/b4fc6f32-36f0-11e3-9603-00144feab7de.html#axzz2i8UJ4C00
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/10392510/Hinkley-Point-good-for-Britain-says-Ed-Davey.html
At the same time, in Japan, the government slaves who run this country on behalf of the Western Sabbatean mafia families are in a state of panic, according to imperial family sources. One thing that has them spooked is the over 100 lawsuits going on claiming that the current Abe government stole the last general election, they said. The result is that the Freemasons in Japan, headed by a gentleman from India, have asked for peace negotiations with the Japanese patriotic groups struggling to liberate this country, the sources said.

Several female agents were sent to visit the White Dragon Society in the past week, each using the word “illuminati” in the very first sentence they spoke and claiming to either represent the Vatican, the current Japanese slave government or the government of China.

As this story was going to press, this writer received a phone call from a high level Japanese government source saying that the Dragon family had released funds in over 180 countries. They said one visible sign of this would be an announcement by the Russian government that it would be offering health care services free of charge to all of its citizens. So far, no official Russian government news site has made such an announcement.

There was also an offer to pay this writer over $30,000 a month in Dragon family money to finance investigative journalism. So far no money has appeared. There have been so many announcements of this type over the years that have failed to materialize that this phone call should be considered more likely an attempt to spread disinformation than a sign of any real breakthrough. These people have lied so many times that only their actions, not their words, can be believed.

At best though, these approaches show the cabal regime in Japan is getting increasingly nervous. The near bankruptcy of the US government last week left them deeply spooked, Japanese government sources said. There was also a growing understanding that a US government that was selling state of the art weapons to China and otherwise showing signs of surrender was not going to protect Japan in a war against China.

There are plenty of real signs in the West of a general surrender to China on the part of the cabal controlled governments there. In addition to letting the Chinese build French Nuclear power plants the Rothschilds have opened up the city of London to Chinese banking interests in a big way. Chinese banks will be allowed set up branches in the UK and direct trading between the Renminbi and the Pound Sterling will be allowed. Chinese offshore banking will also begin, according to Rothschild sources and news reports.

http://rt.com/business/china-uk-banking-rules-220/

On the US side of the banking oligarchy there are also growing indications that something extremely unusual is happening at Rockefeller controlled J.P. Morgan Chase Bank. The bank just sold its’ headquarters building, one built by David Rockefeller as headquarters for Chase Manhattan Bank, to the Chinese. This bank has the world’s largest gold vault in its basement.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-10-18/chinas-largest-conglomerate-buys-building-houses-jpmorgans-gold-vault

J.P. Morgan also recently sold all of its holdings in short term US treasury certificates.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/10/jpmorgan-chase-government-debt-sells_n_4080996.html

Finally, we also have the announcement that J.P. Morgan Chase is limiting cash withdrawals and wire transfers of money outside of the US.

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2013_10_17/JP-Morgan-Chase-to-limit-cash-withdrawals-bank-officials-say-0524/

The best guess for what lies behind all this is that the US branch of the Feds sold the largest bank in the US to Chinese interests in order to keep their empire teetering on for a few more months. The limits on withdrawals may be meant to ensure the Chinese do not get an empty shell when they move in to claim their prize.

The other big source of emergency funding for the Feds appears to be Iran. The sudden warming of the relationship between the G7 countries and Iran is leading to the unfreezing of $50 billion in Iranian money, according to the Mossad linked website Debka. No doubt this money is helping the Feds continue their scam a bit longer.

http://www.debka.com/article/23370/Obama%E2%80%99s-potential-release-of-12bn-of-frozen-Iranian-assets-would-be-followed-by-35-billion-from-Europe

There has also been a fundamental shift in the geopolitical priorities of the Western countries in the Middle East. The governments of Turkey, Qatar and Jordan have also all stopped supporting anti-Assad rebels in Syria as have cabalists in the US, Britain and France.

http://www.debka.com/article/23374/Syrian-rebel-factions-in-deals-with-local-army-commanders—both-under-Al-Qaeda-assault-

These changes can be seen as a good indication the Zionists no longer control political trends in the Middle East but rather Vladimir Putin does. The last Zionist hold-outs in the region appear to be the government of Saudi Arabia and the Nazi Netanyahu regime in Israel. They are still causing murder and mayhem and need to be stopped ASAP.

All of the changes and announcements above came between September 30th, when the Feds missed an international payment deadline, and October 17th, the day they had to find the money or be publicly declared bankrupt.

Who knows what the cabalists are going to do when the next payments deadline comes up on February 7th ?

Perhaps they could just sell the District of Columbia, including Washington D.C. and all its politicians and other whores, to the Chinese to use as a base for their North American operations, sort of like what the British did with Hong Kong after the Opium wars.

Hopefully before it comes to that, the US military will get some cohones and nationalize the Federal Reserve Board plus the big banks that own it. Then they can fire all hired clowns in Washington, restore the Republic of the United States of America and renegotiate its external debts. The Jews could also restore their honor as a people by removing the Nazis from power in Israel.

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Ben Fulford Geopolitical Update Part 2: September 17, 2013

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Wow… what he says about the Dalai Lama…  and the NSA!!! Holy cow!  ~ BP

Posted by benjamin
September 17, 2013

The battle over the control of the right to print and distribute dollars, Euros and many other currencies is down to a few factions, according to multiple sources involved in the fight. In Italy, Pope Francis and his faction have won a major power struggle and as a result, the P2 Freemason lodge is now calling for the Pope to be named as M1, the person who decides how money is created and distributed, a senior P2 Freemason source says. However, there is also a strong faction in the US military and agencies who want to completely expunge the entire cabalistic structure.

Meanwhile, a source close to Queen Elizabeth says the committee of 300 that features so strongly in conspiracy literature has been disbanded and that the cabal control of finance is now run by 13 individuals.

The members include Queen Elizabeth, the Dalai Lama, the Sultan of Brunei, Baron Fritz Thysen, Jesuit Secretary General Adolfo Nicholas, David Rockefeller, George Bush Sr., and other still unidentified individuals, including some Chinese members. It is likely the King of Belgium and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands recently resigned from this group.

The Dalai Lama has also been buying lots of real estate in Portugal recently, a possible indication this high-level-demon-pretending-to-be-a-holy-man expects he will soon no longer be welcome in Asia, MI5 sources speculate.

The Rothschild family operates one layer below the money creation committee and take a 2% cut of all dollars, Euros and many other currencies before the money is distributed via big banks like Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, the sources say. The Rothschilds are also behind the bombing and attacks on countries like Syria that do not accept their debt slavery, the committee sources say.

The battle to replace this committee with something new is now down to a few factions including the Pentagon, the Vatican, the BRICS coalition, the former “global warming” faction of the cabal and, still controlling their sock-puppet Obama, the “war on terror faction.” These groups claim “spiritual” or fiat (out of nothing) control over the process of creating money. There are also several groups claiming ownership of the world’s historical assets including the One People’s Public Trust (OPPT) group, the Neil Keenan Group and a coalition of Asian royal families.

The Pentagon and the US agencies seem to be winning for now. It has now been widely reported in cabal controlled media outlets that the NSA is monitoring the SWIFT, Visa and other international financial payment systems. What the cabal controlled media failed to report was that the NSA and their allies are also blocking cabal financial transactions. For example, one of the reasons the recent attempt to start World War 3 in Syria failed was because the trillions of dollars that were supposed to finance this campaign were frozen by Pentagon and agency white hats. That is the real reason why the NSA is being attacked so much in the Zionist press.

Nonetheless, the money remains frozen and yet we still have murderers like Barack Obama and John Kerry appearing on TV sets around the world telling lies, so clearly something is still not right. “Why aren’t they in jail?” so many aware people are asking. We are asking the same thing and the answer we got from several Pentagon contacts was that mass arrests were in the works. As we said many times before, believe it when you see it. As long as that cretin Obama is parading on TV as if he represented a legitimate government, it is not over.

On the more positive side, representatives of the above mentioned committee of 13, specifically the Queen and the Pope, have been negotiating with the White Dragon Society in the hope of both keeping some power and avoiding mass arrests of cabalists.

The P2, through senior boss Marco Di Mauro, started by offering $250 billion to “help clean up Fukushima.” This offer was an insult because first of all, Italy is bankrupt and is in no position to offer money. Secondly it is an insult because agents affiliated with the fascist P2 were responsible for that man-made disaster in the first place. When the P2 answered that this is what the Japanese government had asked for, the WDS pointed out the Japanese slave regime was not in a position to bargain either.

We know that the current Abe government was put in power by rigged vote counting machines produced by the company Musashi and that Musashi is a cabal front. It is owned by Fortress Asset Management, run by former Goldman Sachs employee and Council on Foreign Relations member Peter Briger. The CFR is headed by David Rockefeller. Briger got an 11,555% pay rise last year.

http://www.passfail.com/fig/executive/peter-l-briger/peter-l-briger.htm#MD_About

In any case, when informed the WDS had the names and addresses of 500 self-described “scum,” in Italy, the P2 suddenly changed its tune and offered to work through Pope Francis instead. Pope Francis appears to be a genuine Christian and could a good person to oversee the process of truth and reconciliation that will be needed to end cabal rule. He also supports the WDS plan for a massive campaign to end poverty and stop environmental destruction.

The British Royal Family is also in support of such a campaign and a truth and reconciliation process.

The problem now appears to be the criminally insane murderers in Washington D.C., the Rockefeller and Bush factions of the cabal, the French branch of the Rothschild family and various other riff-raff affiliated with them. They have set up a series of laboratories in central Asia for the purpose of spreading bio-weapons in the hope that their plan to kill 90% of the world’s population can still be carried out. They also still think that they have a holy mission to start a war between Islam and Christianity to pave the way for their one world religion and fascist world dictatorship. Satan has surrendered so it is never going to happen.

A meeting between WDS representatives and Asian secret society representatives last week revealed that they, though known for their patient tolerance, were growing impatient. For that reason, the cabal was reminded that the Asian secret society has the capability of carrying out 200 simultaneous assassinations and has a list.

Direct contact has been made through several routes including your man in Japan Mr. E, the British Royal Family, the P2 Lodge and an Asian secret society.

Time is running out Mr. Rockefeller and fellow cabalists. You can start by cashing Federal Reserve Board box 1558 and making the money available for fighting poverty and stopping environmental destruction. This box contains a Dillinger gun and poison gas as well as close to $1 trillion. You owe that money so you choose: the Dillinger or the cash.

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More Rats Abandoning Ship: Belgian King Abdicates

But is abdicating to a royal family member any better than the Old World Order? We shall see. Effective July 21st? He’s certainly not wasting any time, is he? Any bets the Lizard Queen is next?

Belgium’s 79-year-old King Albert has announced that he would abdicate in favour of his son, Prince Philippe, in a surprise address to the nation that comes weeks after a woman claiming to be his daughter launched court proceedings to prove her paternity.

King Albert II will be the second European monarch this year to hand over the reins to the next generation, after the abdication of the Netherlands’ Queen Beatrix in April. But while Beatrix was following the tradition of her mother and grandmother, abdications are less common in Belgium, where the royal family is one of the few institutions uniting the French-speaking south and the Flemish-speaking north.

King Albert said he had decided to end his 20-year reign because “my age and health no longer allow me to carry out my duties as I would like to”. Speaking slowly and reading from notes, he told his 11 million subjects that his son Philippe, 53, was “very well prepared” to become the seventh king on 21 July.

It has been a trying year for the Belgian royals. In January, King Albert’s sister-in-law, Queen Fabiola, was accused of trying to shield some of her fortune from inheritance tax.

Then in June, Delphine Boël asked a court to order the king and two of his children to give DNA samples to prove her claim that she is the product of an affair between Albert and an aristocrat.

The jovial and chatty king has proved popular since inheriting the crown after the death of his brother, Baudouin, in 1993. Albert helped mediate when the nation went for 541 days without a government in 2010-11, in part because of the deep divisions between politicians from both sides of Belgium’s linguistic divide.

Whether Prince Philippe is able to maintain that stability could help decide the future unity of the European nation.

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Saudi Eases Access to Long-Hidden Ancient Ruins

Incredible! I’d love to see these ruins one day.

AL-HIJR, Saudi Arabia — Fully draped in a black veil, Irish blonde Angela Miskelly stares out in awe as she strolls through Al-Hijr, the ancient Saudi city of tombs carved into rose-coloured sandstone mountains.

“Spectacular… wonderful… breathtaking,” she says. “But where are the tourists? If we had a site like this in my country, we would have millions of tourists!”

Dating back to the second century BC, the Nabataean archaeological site, also known as Madain Saleh, has long been hidden from foreign visitors in this ultra-conservative kingdom that rarely opens up to tourists.

Saudi Arabia is thought to have been wary of archaeologists and scientists seeking to study its ancient ruins for fear their findings could shine the spotlight on pre-Islamic civilisations that once thrived there.

In recent years, however, Saudis have increasingly ventured to these sites and the authorities are more tolerant of their curiosity.

Described as the largest and best preserved site of the Nabataean civilisation south of Petra in Jordan, Madain Saleh is the first Saudi archaeological site to be inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

It lies 320 kilometres (200 miles) north of Medina, the Islamic holy city of western Saudi Arabia, and extends for some 15 square kilometres (six sq miles).

According to UNESCO, it includes 111 tombs, most of which boast a decorated facade, cave drawings and even some pre-Nabataean inscriptions.

It also boasts intricately designed water wells that serve as a prime example of the Nabataeans’ architectural and hydraulic genius.

The Nabataeans first inhabited the area in the second century BC, but their ancient civilisation existed as far back as the eighth or seventh century BC in the countries of the Levant, including Lebanon, Syria and Jordan, and at times even extending into the Sinai peninsula in Egypt.

Originally nomads from the Arabian peninsula, the Nabataeans were masters of trade, dominating the incense and spice routes in the pre-Islamic period. Their civilisation collapsed in 106 AD at the hands of the Roman empire.

After decades of prohibiting visitors, Saudi authorities are now increasingly allowing entry into pre-Islamic archaeological sites in the kingdom, though Western tourists are still a rare site.

In February 2007, four French citizens were murdered while returning from an outing to Madain Saleh. The victims were in a party of nine French people from three families living in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

They were killed when two people opened fire on them with machine guns after they lost their way 90 kilometres from Medina.

No group ever formally claimed responsibility but authorities at the time said that the mastermind behind the attack was a 23-year-old suspected Qaeda militant who held Saudi citizenship.

Officials at Madain Saleh say that the number of visitors to the site reached 40,000 last year, most of them Saudis and foreign residents of the kingdom.

They hold hopes that figure will double in 2012 with the government relaxing entry restrictions.

Though prior consent is required for access to Madain Saleh, it can now be obtained more easily from the nearby town of Al-Ola, or from Riyadh.

The highest volume of visitors is between December and March, given the lower temperatures in the otherwise scorching desert heat.

Two museums also exist on site, including one devoted to the famous Hejaz railway built by the Ottomans in the early 20th century that ran from Damascus to Medina and passed through Al-Hijr.

The second museum, which opened its doors to visitors just two months ago, traces the pilgrimage route to Islam’s holiest city of Mecca.

On his first visit to the ancient site, Saudi national Tareq al-Adawi from the northwestern city of Tabuk says he was “overwhelmed.”

“I encourage all Saudis to come visit this place,” he says of Madain Saleh.

Another Saudi tourist, Ahmed al-Moghrabi, says he was “shocked by the majesty of the place.”

A small team of French archaeologists in partnership with their Saudi colleagues are now carrying out excavations on the site in an effort to preserve and better understand its ancient history.

Madain Saleh, though likely one of Saudi’s most famous archaeological sites, is not its only one.

The area bears evidence of other ancient civilisations.

Just 22 kilometres from Madain Saleh is Al-Ola, located on the ancient incense route. The city served as the capital of Lihyan, an ancient Arab kingdom.

It is home to archaeological remnants that date back thousands of years, including it’s citadel which is some 8,000 years old.

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