The discoveries dating back to the 1st Century AD. WAM
UMM AL QUWAIN: Further excavations have been carried out at the archaeological site of ed-Dur by the Department of Tourism and Antiquities in Umm Al Quwain it has been announced.
Alia Al Ghafli, the Director General of the Department, said that discoveries included 15 tombs, settlement remains, bronze statuettes, pottery and jewellery, dating back to the 1st Century AD. Coins in a style derived from the coins of the 4th Century BC Greek emperor Alexander the Great were also found, she said.
Sometimes called ‘"Arabian Alexanders," such coins circulated widely in the eastern Arabian peninsula around the beginning of the Christian era. The discovery several years ago of a stone mould for making coins at Mleiha, Sharjah, confirmed that some of this coinage was minted in the UAE.
Coins in a style derived from the coins of the emperor Alexander the Great were also found.
"The excavations project is in line with the strategy of Umm Al Quwain's Government to support archaeological exploration across the Emirate," Al Ghafli said. The objective is to learn more about the region’s history through identifying more burial sites and by excavating more material, she added.
The Sharjah Archaeology Authority (SAA) showcased the efforts of the emirate in protection and management of archaeological findings. The exhibition, held at the authority’s premises on Wednesday, showcased a large number of valuables and rare artifacts discovered since the early eighties of the last century in different locations of Sharjah.
The site belongs to the Abbasid era in the 9th century, when the settlement served as a caravan stop along a trading route connecting Iraq and Oman to India and China.
The Committee of the World Heritage file of the Cultural Landscapes of the Central Region in Sharjah has announced that it will submit to the nominations list of World Heritage Sites.
This was done through two tents, one for men and one for women, that were equipped to take into account precautionary measures including social distancing.
Four civil defense teams were at the site trying to douse the fire.
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