New archaeological discoveries in Umm Al Qaiwain

Filed on January 15, 2012

UMM AL QAIWAIN - Department of Archaeology and Heritage in Umm Al Qaiwain has announced new discoveries at al-Dur archaeological site, north eastern of the emirate.

Some of the items uncovered at al-Dur include a bronze ring, agate and glass beads, a large jar containing a small glazed-pottery dish,, iron arrow, and dagger blades.

Archaeological excavations started in 1970 and continue up to date.

The largest pre-Islamic site on the Gulf coast of the UAE, al-Dur is enormous, extending for roughly 4 km northeast to southwest.

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