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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- SHARJAH GATEWAY TO THE TRUCIAL STATES
    November 28, 2022
    We are honoured to propose this property in the Emirates of Shariah for inclusion on the ISESCO Islamic world Heritage List. The accompanying submission comprise of the historic town in the Heart of Shariah and Al Hisn ( Shariah Fort ) , that one served as the headquarter of Shariah Government and centre of justice […]
  • 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
    February 19, 2018
    This paper presents chemical and theoretical analyzes of glass from the first century AD, which was excavated in Dibba Al-Hisn (Sharjah – United Arab Emirates). These analyzes revealed the unique elemental and isotopic composition of these materials, which match local geology and provide a strong argument for a previously unknown – possibly local – production […]
  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- cover en
    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 […]
  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- book 32
    March 1, 1990
    The annual magazine shows the results of the archaeological surveys conducted on Al Madam Plain, and the results of specific excavations in Al Bhais Mountain, and Mleiha area in seasons of 1990 and 1992 G.
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    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, 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 .
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    January 1, 2013
    To date Mleiha has yielded eighteen stamps belonging to Rhodian wine amphorae. Eleven of these can be dated to the second half of the third and the first half of the second centuries BC. Rhodian stamps are vital for the chronological framework of the PIR-A period at Mleiha. Most of them, if not all, belonged […]
  • 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.
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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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