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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- مساجد فاطمية
    September 20, 2022
    This book discusses mosques built during the Fatimid era in Mahdia,Sirte, Ajdabiya, and Cairo, some of which remained intact and someof which were altered, and it is based on a treatise originally titled(Fatimid Mosques, Their History and Architecture). Given thesignificance of the mihrab in mosque architecture, I included anarticle titled “The Rightness in the Relationship […]
  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- cover en
    January 1, 2014
    This scholarly article presents a study of pre-Islamic tombs at the archaeological site of Mleiha.
  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- book 24
    January 1, 2018
    The annual magazine No. 14 includes a number of archaeological reports highlighting the excavations conducted by various foreign missions in some archaeological parts in Sharjah emirate including Tal Abraq by the American expedition during 2010 – 2013. They also carried out archaeological investigations at Hemriay area in 2012 – 2013. There is another report on […]
  • 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- 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 21
    January 1, 2019
    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.
  • 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- قبر أم النار في مليحة 1
    August 8, 2022
    The modern town of Mleiha situates about 50 km to the east of Shariah. the ancient site of Mleiha comprises a wide agricultural settlement containing a variety of archaeological features dating to the post Iron Age, Hellenistic and post Hellenistic periods. The oldest archaeological discoveries recorded so far in Mleiha date back to the 3rd […]
  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- cover en
    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 […]
  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- عصر من ذهب العصر الثاني
    November 30, 2022
    This book is considered an era of gold, a journey in the collection of Mr. Abdullah bin JassimAl-Mutairi, one of the most important books in the history of Islamic coins because it representsa specialized academic scientific study of a group of coins kept in the collection of Mr. Abdullahbin Jassim Al-Mutairi, and it is clear […]
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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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