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SHARJAH ARCHAEOLOGY AUTHORITY

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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​​​

ANNUAL SHARJAH ARCHAEOLOGY ISSUE 4
January 21, 1988

ANNUAL SHARJAH ARCHAEOLOGY ISSUE 4

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.
New insights into human occupation through rock art at Khatm al Melaha archaeological site (Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)
January 1, 2021

New insights into human occupation through rock art at Khatm al Melaha archaeological site (Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)

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 […]
Late pre-Islamic burials at Mleiha, Emirate of Sharjah (UAE)
January 1, 2014

Late pre-Islamic burials at Mleiha, Emirate of Sharjah (UAE)

This scholarly article presents a study of pre-Islamic tombs at the archaeological site of Mleiha.
ANNUAL SHARJAH ARCHAEOLOGY ISSUE 11
January 1, 2004

ANNUAL SHARJAH ARCHAEOLOGY ISSUE 11

In its second edition 2019G, the annual magazine (2004-2007) sheds light on the results of four seasons of excavations carried out by the Australian archaeological excavation mission at Mueleh site, and the settlement layout existing therein, during the iron age, being home to several distinguished buildings, various archaeological pieces, and animal bone remains.
In the far reaches of the Near East The recent discovery of Majan
January 3, 2016

In the far reaches of the Near East The recent discovery of Majan

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, […]
Geographical Distribution of Archaeological Sites in United Arab Emirates
January 1, 2010

Geographical Distribution of Archaeological Sites in United Arab Emirates

The book examines the map of archaeological sites in United Arab Emirates and discusses the historical eras that it passed through, such as the Stone Age in its various stages, beginning with the Middle Antiquity, and its most important settlements are Jebel Barakah, 250 thousand years ago, and Jabal Al Faya, 130,000 years ago, and […]
The site HLO1 in the Wadi al-Hilo
August 8, 2022

The site HLO1 in the Wadi al-Hilo

The site HLO1 in the Wadi al-Hilo, the Emirate of Shariah (UAE), has been excavated since 2007 by a Joint Project carried out by the Shariah Archaeology Authority and the Institute of Pre- and Protohistory of Tubingen University (Germany).
Assessing Kalba: new fieldwork at a Bronze Age coastal site on the Gulf of Oman (Emirate of Sharjah, UAE)
January 1, 2020

Assessing Kalba: new fieldwork at a Bronze Age coastal site on the Gulf of Oman (Emirate of Sharjah, UAE)

Extended supra-regional networks reaching from the Aegean to the Indus region can be attested since the Early Bronze Age. In this context, due to its geostrategic location, the Arabian Peninsula offers optimal conditions for nodes of these networks and probably functioned as a mediator between the East and the West. New fieldwork conducted by the […]
ANNUAL SHARJAH ARCHAEOLOGY ISSUE 17
January 1, 2019

ANNUAL SHARJAH ARCHAEOLOGY ISSUE 17

This edition presents the results of the Portuguese archaeological excavation expedition’s works at Kalba area and eastern coast during the years 2017 – 2018 G. The issuance of this edition coincided with the opening of Sharjah Archaeological exhibition in Lisbon in Portuguese.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION AT DIBBA AL-HISIN
August 4, 2022

ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION AT DIBBA AL-HISIN

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 FAMOUSLY IMPREGNABLE ISLAND OVERLOOKING EMIRATE’S EAST COAST IS A TREASURE TROVE OF HISTORY GOING BACK AS FAR AS THE…
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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