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Dubai's archaeological treasures showcased in Paris


This photo shows the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority’s officials at the 57th Seminar for Arabian Studies.

Dubai Culture and Arts Authority has concluded its participation in the 57th Seminar for Arabian Studies organised by the International Association for the Study of Arabia (IASA) to enhance the exchange of ideas and perspectives among researchers and academics on the history, and civilisation of the Arabian Peninsula.

This aligns with the Authority’s efforts to highlight the importance of Dubai's archaeological and historical sites, in line with its sectoral priorities to cement the emirate's presence on the global heritage map.

During the three-day conference hosted by the National Institute of Art History in Paris, the Authority’s delegation presented two scientific papers highlighting Dubai's archaeological sites. The first research paper was titled ‘Iron Age Artefacts Hoard discovered at Saruq Al Hadid-53 Archaeological Site, Dubai-UAE,’ and the second ‘Soil Corrosivity at Saruq al-Hadid and Al Qusais Archaeological Sites in Dubai, and its Effect on Metal Objects, A Comparative Study.’

The first paper, presented by Mariam Al Suwaidi, Senior Archaeologist at Dubai Culture, discussed the history of the Saruq Al-Hadid site and the most significant artefacts discovered there, including a hoard considered one of the most important archaeological discoveries in the southeast Arabian Peninsula.

The second paper, presented by Zainab Ali Salmin, Senior Archaeological Conservator at Dubai Culture, focused on a study to develop conservation and restoration methods of discovered artefacts at Al Qusais and Saruq Al- Hadid Archaeological Sites.

Bader Mohamed Al Ali, Director of the Antiquities Department at Dubai Culture, said, "International conferences are an inspiring space to highlight Dubai's historical significance, making it a destination for researchers and archaeologists to explore the discoveries, enhancing the emirate's global standing. Our participation in IASA’s Seminar for Arabian Studies contributes to providing a comprehensive view of Dubai's capabilities and archaeological sites, facilitating the exchange of expertise and strengthening relations with international research institutes and excavation missions.”




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