Bulletin 28 - March 1986: Archaeological Briefs

Archaeological Briefs

This winter season has seen an increase in archaeological activity in the Northern Emirates. In Ras al Khaimah a British team from Edinburgh University has been exploring a number of locations including Wadi al Qawr, near Hatta, where four years ago Miss B. de Cardi discovered several sites dating to the third millennium BC. (See Bulletin No. 24, pp. 2-11) The Ras al Khaimah museum project is also being promoted again. In Sharjah, a French team has been working in the centre of the town where various artefacts have been unearthed by municipal workers, and at Mileiha, the celebrated site north of Madam Plain with its Greek influences. In Ajman the area around Al Muwaihat is being investigated by a team led by Walid al Tikriti (on the ENHG Al Ain Committee), representing Al Ain Archaeological and Tourist Department. Ajman Fort will be turned into a museum to house the artefacts. And Abu Dhabi Executive Council has decided to set up a national museum in Al Ain to supplement the existing premises which are of limited size.


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