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Sharjah Archaeology Authority​​

Titled “Department of Archaeology and Heritage”, under the umbrella of the Department of Culture and Information, Sharjah Archaeology Department was established in 1986 to supervise all the archaeological and heritage sites all over Sharjah emirate and to provide the necessary protection to them; in addition to carrying out the archaeological exploration operations and overseeing the exploration work of the foreign expeditions operating in Sharjah emirate.​
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Historical highlights in the depths of human civilization​

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International Exhibitions​

Various exhibitions narrating Sharjah’s civilization and history​

Sharjah Archaeology Authority concluded its participation in the activities of the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah, which was organized at…
Under the motto ” civilizational Unity and Cultural Diversity “Sharjah Archaeology Authority will participate in the sixth periodical joint Fair…
His Excellency Dr. Sabah Aboud Jassim, Director-General of Sharjah Archaeology Authority, said: “We are pleased to contribute to sponsoring Sharjah…
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Our Latest Publications​​​

  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- دليل العملات الإسلامية ج1
    August 10, 2021
    The first part of this book covers the coinage of the era of the Messenger (Peace Be Upon Him) and the Islamic Caliphate, and begins with an introduction to the study of Islamic coinage and their significance, as well as how to benefit from them and use them to study Islamic history and civilization, as […]
  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- book 34
    January 21, 1988
    In its second edition (2019), the annual magazine highlights the archaeological surveys works carried out by the French archaeological excavation mission in cooperation with Sharjah Archaeology Authority mission in 1984 G in various areas in Sharjah emirate.
  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- book 28
    January 1, 1992
    It its second edition 2019G, the tenth annual magazine (1992) highlights the results of the surveys conducted at Kalba area. It also presents a historical description and the outlines of the modern natural landscape of Kalba. This is in addition to the change of the sea level, and the archaeological sites in the area in […]
  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- book 30
    April 1, 1993
    In its first and second editions 1994 and 2019 respectively, the 8th annual magazine highlights the study of the ancient nature and environment in Mleiha and the excavations conducted therein, in addition to the local editions of the Arabian coinages of the Pre-Islam era. Also, it highlights the editions of Greek jars “Amphora” and the […]
  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- cover en
    April 1, 2012
    This research studies the charred human bone fragments that were found in a small cave in Jabal Al Faya, located in the Emirate of Sharjah, which date back to the Neolithic age according to the results of the radiocarbon dating process.
  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- cover en
    January 1, 2019
    This paper proposes an initial methodological procedure that allows integrating the data recorded from the archaeological area of Khatam al-Malha (Emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates) into the access to the network, combining different geomatics techniques at different levels from a broad technical perspective. The documentation process should always consider every aspect of recording as […]
  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- دراسات في العملات العربية القديمة في شبه الجزيرة العربية
    November 29, 2022
    Coins are considered historical, cultural, and commercial documents, and their study will possibly shedan important light on the conditions of the regions of the Arabian Peninsula during the past historicalperiods, which are still waiting for more studies and research in this field. Describing and analyzing theshapes, symbols, and inscriptions appearing on them provides valuable information […]
  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- العصر العباسي الميكر
    August 10, 2022
    In the introduction to his book, the author discussed the concept of studying archaeological finds and the importance of placing them within the geographical, historical, and cultural contexts of the region in which they were discovered, as well as the role of heritage sources in the process of analyzing and studying the discovered antiquities. He […]
  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- spain catalog r2 001
    January 3, 2016
    Twenty years of discoveries for the Department of Ancient History, international scientific bodies and the Spanish archaeological team in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates).   “Sargon, the king, laid in the port of Akkad the ships of Meloukha, Dilmun, and the ships of Majan.” In the seventies and eighties of the twentieth century, our scientific teams, […]
  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- book 35
    April 20, 1986
    In its third edition (2019G), the third annual magazine highlights Sharjha’s eastern coast surveys, in addition to initial notes about the sea shells collected from the emirate’s coast in 1985 G. A testing trench was unearthed, dating back to pre-history at Qassimya area. The said annual magazine also presents a study of pre-history ages and […]
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News Update

We narrate the news through story, history, and archaeological remains.

The First UAE Site to be Included in the ListThe Heritage Committee of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural…
An international team of researchers from the Sharjah Archaeology Authority and the universities of Tübingen, Freiburg and Oxford Brookes, have…
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