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.
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.
The site belongs to the Abbasid era in the 9th century, when the settlement served as a caravan stop along a trading route connecting Iraq and Oman to India and China.
Archaeologists said on Wednesday they confirmed the function of these ceramic objects by finding chemical traces of milk belonging to animals such as cows, sheep and goats in three such items found buried in child graves in Germany.
The Committee of the World Heritage file of the Cultural Landscapes of the Central Region in Sharjah has announced that it will submit to the nominations list of World Heritage Sites.