Now it seems that Saudi Arabia is also on this list.
Nothing seems to be there that was before the advent of Islam.
Arabs are described even today as uncouth, use flowery language,indecisive and are generally unreliable.
As if to compensate this patronizingly it is stated that they are very hospitable. that’s all.
Please read any book that has a Middle East Character,including the much acclaimed ‘Oh!Jerusalem’
People of Saudi Arabia seem to know nothing about their History sans the ones relating to Islam or during the Crusades!
They have taken to the description of their ancestors having been labelled a Nomads!
I have read some information on this subject and am sharing it here.
Seems to me that this tallies with the kingdoms and Land Mass describe din Hindu Purans.
Arabia is an abbreviation. The original word even today is Arbasthan. It originates in Arvasthan. As observed earlier Sanskrit “V” changes into “B”. Arva in Sanskrit means a horse. Arvasthan signifies a land of horses, and as we all know Arabia is famous for its horses.
In the 6th and 7th centuries A.D. a wave of effecting a complete break with the past spread over West Asia. All links with the past were broken, images smashed, scriptures destroyed, education discontinued and the entire West Asian region took a plunge in abysmal ignorance which lasted for centuries thereafter