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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- 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 […]
  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- cover en
    January 1, 2013
    This thesis studies the site of copper mining and smelting located in Wadi Al-Hilu in the Emirate of Sharjah. This site is the oldest evidence of metal manufacturing in the southeastern region of the Arabian Peninsula, including direct and indirect evidence that proves the process of metal manufacturing such as: smelting furnaces and workshops The […]
  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- cover en
    January 1, 2014
    This paper presents recent archaeological evidence from the port city of Dibba Al-Hisn – United Arab Emirates, examines the discoveries of both ceramics and elite materials, and illustrates the fact that there is an extensive maritime trade network linking this part of the southeastern Arabian Peninsula with the wider Indian Ocean world .
  • 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 […]
  • 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- 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- 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- cover en
    January 1, 2001
    يعرض هذا المقال نتائج عمليات التنقيب التي جرت في عامي 1993 و 1994 في موقع مليحة الأثري، حيث تم الكشف عن أربع طبقات متتالية تضم في داخلها كميات من اللقى الأثرية.
  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- cover en
    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.
  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- تنقيبات أثرية في دب الحصن 1
    August 4, 2022
    Dibba al – Hisin, a coastal city within the Emirate of Sharjah, is located on the east coast of the UAE and boarders the sea of Oman. it is situated approximately thirty milels north of the Emirate of Fujairah and ninth miles to the east of the Emirate of Dubai.The history of pre-Islamic Arabic contains […]
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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
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Lisbon - Portugal

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