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Sharjah Archaeology Authority
Historical highlights in the depths of human civilization
Stone Lion Lid
Stone lid with lion-shaped knob for south Arabian beehive vessels. Mleiha, Sharjah, UAE. 3rd century BCE – 1st century CE. Mleiha area 7. Calcite.
Steatite lid bearing incised decoration from the Jebel al-Buhais site. The Iron Age 2 dated betwee 1000-600 BCE.
Pre-Islamic Silver Coin
Pre-Islamic Silver Coin, Mleiha, Sharjah, UAE. “1st century BC – 1st century AD. Tetradrachm (15 g.). Imitating Alexander the Great. Obverse: Stylized head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress; “wart” on cheek . Revese: Figure seated right, left arm extended, holding scepter in right hand; on right arm, horse standing left; date-palm and cone-shaped […]
Alabaster Vase No. 2
Alabaster Vase No. 2 of 47, from cache, Mleiha, Sharjah, UAE. The find was made by the Sharjah Archaeology Authority. 2nd-3rd Century CE.
Softstone vessel, Dibba, Sharjah, UAE. Incised decorations and flat base. 1st millenium BCE.
Pre-Islamic Gold Jewellery
Pre-Islamic Gold Jewellery, Mleiha, Sharjah, UAE. On display in the Mleiha Archaeological Center. 1st-2nd Century CE.
Small Roman glass bottle
Small Roman glass bottle from the site of Dibba al-Hisn, in Sharjah, United Arab EmiratesThe bottle was found in a Roman-Parthian period tomb dating to the 1st C CE. Pre-Islamic in the regional chronology.
Various exhibitions narrating Sharjah’s civilization and history
Our Latest Publications
January 1, 2018The 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 […]
January 1, 2014This scholarly article presents a study of pre-Islamic tombs at the archaeological site of Mleiha.
January 1, 1999
November 28, 2022We are pleased to present this new issue of the Sharjah archaeology Yearbook issue 20 to add to the series of previous topics concerned with publishing the result of recent Archaological discoveries in the Emirate of Sharjah. and contains six reports several forgian archaeological teams submitted these during the past year and early this year.
August 10, 2021The 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 […]
November 26, 1989The report highlights the surveys, the testing sensors, and the excavation works at Mleiha and Al Dhaid Plain- Al Madam. This is in addition to preliminary reports on restoration and maintenance of the archaeological discoveries by a joint local – French team in 1989.
January 1, 2013Key to the understanding of Pleistocene human dispersals and settlement dynamics is knowledge about the distribution of human habitats in space and time. To add information about the characteristics of inhabited environments along the South Arabian dispersal route, this paper presents paleo-environmental data from deposits excavated at Jebel Faya (FAY-NE1) in the Emirate of Sharjah, […]
April 1, 2012Neolithic cremation in south-east Arabia: archaeological and anthropological observations at FAY-NE10 in the Emirate of Sharjah (UAE)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.
January 1, 2014This 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 […]
January 1, 2021This scientific research presents a group of ancient Arab coins discovered at the archaeological site of Mleiha, where this site is considered a distinguished site with regard to ancient archaeological coins, due to the discovery of a coin casting mold in 1991 AD, in one of the facilities of the Great Fort, in conjunction with […]