The modern town of Mleiha situates about 50 km to the east of Shariah. the ancient site of Mleiha comprises a wide agricultural settlement containing a variety of archaeological features dating to the post Iron Age, Hellenistic and post Hellenistic periods. The oldest archaeological discoveries recorded so far in Mleiha date back to the 3rd century BC; however recent discoveries of a monumental Jmm an -Nar tomb have pushed its ancient history back to the 3rd millwnnium BC.