A 3,000-year-old carved stone tablet from Babylonia, which promises a curse on those who would destroy it, is to be flown home from Britain after being looted during the Iraq War.
Research conducted by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) at the Hili 2 archaeological site, part of the Unesco World Heritage Site of Al Ain, has revealed stunning new evidence on social life in the region 3,000 years ago.
"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 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.