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.
Pompeii was buried in boiling lava when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, killing between 2,000 and 15,000 people.
Egyptian archeologists have unearthed a 3000-year-old lost city, complete with mud-brick houses, artifacts, and tools from pharaonic times.
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 study, by Australian-Emirati archaeologist Dr. Michele Ziolkowski, "Fujairah’s Date Palm Gardens: A Preliminary Survey", is published by the Crown Prince of Fujairah, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Sharqi.
Recent digs at Pompeii have offered up several impressive finds, including an inscription uncovered last year that proves the city near Naples was destroyed after October 17, 79 AD, and not on August 24 as thought.
Hawass, who has appeared in dozens of documentaries about ancient Egypt, is himself a star attraction for a luxury archaeological tour organised by an operator based in Poland.