Sheikh Sultan reviews latest discoveries at Sharjah Archaeology Authority
21 Sep 2021
Sheikh Sultan is being briefed about the discovered items in Sharjah.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, was briefed on Tuesday morning, during a visit to the Sharjah Archaeology Authority, about the latest important archaeological discoveries in the central region of the Emirate of Sharjah, which date back to the first Abbasid Caliphate (750-833 AD).
Sheikh Sultan listened to a detailed explanation from Dr. Sabah Aboud Jasim, Director General of the Sharjah Antiquities Authority, about the components of the new discoveries that were unearthed discovered during surveys and excavations in the central region of the Emirate of Sharjah.
The new discoveries are evidence of the early Abbasid presence in the region, where a white glazed pottery jar with some green spots was found, and inside it was a treasure of Abbasid dirhams, as this jar dates back to the tenth century AD.
The discovered group belongs to the first Abbasid era 750-833 AD, which represents five of the Caliphs of this era: Caliph Abu Jaafar Al-Mansur, Caliph Muhammad Al-Mahdi, Caliph Harun Al-Rashid, Caliph Muhammad Al-Amin, and Caliph Abdullah Al-Ma'mun.
The time frame of this group, according to the date of its minting, dates back to between the second half of the eighth century AD and the early ninth century AD.
The discovered coins are dirhams from the eras of the Caliph Abu Jaafar Al-Mansur, Muhammad Al-Mahdi, Harun Al-Rashid, Muhammad Al-Amin and Abdullah Al-Mamoun, and dirhams for madam Zubaydah and pennies from the era of Caliph Al-Mahdi.
During his tour, the Ruler of Sharjah was briefed on the iron swords discovered at the archaeological site of Mleiha, which date back to the third — second century BC.
Sultan was also briefed in the laboratory of the Sharjah Archaeology Authority on an iron key dating back to the Roman period and one of the important archaeological contents of the authority.