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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​​​

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    May 1, 2017
    This scientific research studies the animal remains found in the Luluiya Fort, which dates back to the Islamic period, and categorizes them into three categories: the remains of domesticated animals, the remains of wild or wild animals, and the remains of marine creatures, to find out the reasons for their presence in this place.
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    January 1, 2014
    This article studies the FAY-NE1 site located in Jebel Faya, which is key to the study of early human history in the southeastern Arabian Peninsula. This site went through a series of settlement periods covering a time period of at least 210,000 years, which left behind a huge amount of sedimentation at the Jebel Faya […]
    August 2, 2022
    Jabal Al Faya is located in the central region of the Emirate of shariah and is one of the most important sites of the paleolithic period in the Arabian peninsula ,The  results of archaeological finds indicate that humans in that era repeatedly settled the rock shelter site in Jabel Al Faya 210,000 years ago , […]
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    January 1, 2021
    This paper is an approach to the study and documentation of a quite large group of rock art boulders at Khatm al Melaha (Sharjah, United Arab Emirates). More than 150 decorated stone blocks, with almost 400 motifs, have been identified on a hill close to the Arabian Sea coast, highlighting its importance as a control […]
  • SAA- book 22
    January 1, 2018
    The edition contains 16 reports on the results of the fieldwork such as geophysical investigations conducted by the Belgium expedition in Mleiha, the important discovery of the tomb of “Amd” the Omana King’s Advisor, in late 2015 G. There is a report on the fieldwork in both sites of Muweleh and Tal Abraq 2014-2017 by […]
  • SAA- 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 […]
  • SAA- pre islam coinages
    January 1, 2018
    The book is written by D.T. Bots; translated and prepared by Dr. Sabah Aboud Jassem. The book falls in 256 pages of big size. It was printed by Sharjah Archaeology Authority.The book sheds light on the sources of the eastern Arabian Peninsula’s coins, and the sorts of the eastern coins at the north of Arabian […]
  • SAA- مويلح 1
    August 3, 2022
    Muweilah is an Iron Age settlement located approximately 15 km from the present -day coastline in Sharjah and about 45 km from inland Dhaid plain. it is likely that when it was occupied in antiquity, it was situated near an ancient lagoon, or Khor , that came in from the coast. the United Arab Emirates […]
  • SAA- book 25
    January 1, 2018
    The annual magazine contains a number of articles being reports of the underwater excavation works by Norway mission, the British mission’s excavation in Kalba, Belgium mission in Mleiha for the years 2009 and 2010, and the French mission in Mleiha 2010 and 2011.
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    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 […]
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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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    Virtual Tour for the culture identity exhibition for
    Sharjah Archaeology Authority
    Lisbon - Portugal

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