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Historical highlights in the depths of human civilization
Pre-Islamic Pottery Lamp
Pre-Islamic pottery lamp with a small central container for oil. Mleiha, Sharjah, UAE. On display in the Mleiha Archaeological Center. 3rd-4th CE.
Bronze Age Pottery Cup
Bronze Age conical pottery cup with a flat base, bearing traces of painted decoration., Jebel al-Buhais, Sharjah, UAE. On display in the Mleiha Archaeological Center. 2nd millenium BCE.
Large and heavy steatite lid for a stone jar. From the site of Jebel al-Buhais. These date from the Iron Age 2 period. The incised lines are distinctive to these items.
Steatite bowl, Umm Fanaine, Iron Age
This is a large, 22cm steatite bowl from the site of Umm Fanaine, Sharjah, UAE. It is dated to the Iron Age 2 period for the region, 1000-600 BCE. It has a flat base and is decorated with chevrons, linear incisions, and triangles.
Islamic Pottery 2
No. 2 of 17 examples of 19th Century Islamic ceramics under study at the Sharjah Archaeology Authority, in Sharjah, UAE. This specimen is from the site of Mleiha.
Tetra-Drachma, Alexander the Great
Tetra-Drachma, an imitation of Alexander the Great. On the obverse showing the head of Heracles wearing the scalp of the Nemean Lion. On the reverse, Zeus seated on a throne with a horse on his right hand and holding a scepter with his left hand. A date palm in front of him. 1st Century, CE […]
Roman Drinking Bowl1
Glass was an important export product of the Mediterranean Roman world from the middle of the first century BC onwards. Large quantities reached the Oman peninsula and “pillar moulded” drinking bowls such as these were hugely popular in the 1st and 2nd century CE. These specimens were discovered in a communal tomb at Dibba al-Hisn […]