The ancient castle, dating from the I century AH, was found in the valley of Al-Akiko in Medina, said with reference to IINA agency Saudi Press. The castle ruins were dug out of the ground of the archaeological team of the High Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, said the head of Dr. Khaled Bin Muhammad Askubi (Khaled Bin Muhammad Askoubi).
In addition, the Saudi archaeologists have found pottery, glass, stone tools and steatite ceramics.
According Askubi, Department of Antiquities and Museums at the commission two seasons led excavations in the valley near the historic castle, named after Urwah bin al-Zubair, the grandson of the first caliph Abubakr.
To the present day from the castle of the Umayyad preserved foundations of eight rooms measuring 40 by 30 meters, as well as fragments of the walls of volcanic rock.