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Rare findings reveal Sharjah’s rich legacy


The authority also highlighted its achievements and initiatives in the field of archaeology.

Imran Mojib, Special Correspondent

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 exhibition also included a tour of the laboratory where the visitors learn about the methods of examining and restoring artifacts.

During the show, the authority also highlighted its achievements and initiatives in the field of archaeology and preservation of the cultural heritage of the emirate. New publications issued by the authority were also showcased on this occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, SAA Director of Excavation and Archaeological Sites Eisa Yousif pointed out that the authority is keen to strengthen Sharjah’s position on the archaeological map, through the search and investigation of archaeological sites, carry out excavations, restore and maintain archaeological findings, as they are considered a historical heritage for the human race regionally and internationally.

He stressed that archaeology does not only bear significance and historical value, but also attracts a wide range of tourists who are interested in learning about these values.

Yousif also gave an idea about a collection of the latest publications of the authority from books and periodicals, on topics specialising in archeology, heritage, history and architecture.

Speaking about some of the latest findings, Yousif said it included 5th millennium BC pearls found from Jebel Buhais. “But this one is quite different from pearls found earlier, as this one is with hole, which denotes that it was definitely used during that period. The pearls we found earlier were without holes, they were more natural. The latest findings establish the fact that pearls were used even in those eras,” he said.

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