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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- book 22
    January 1, 2018
    The 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 […]
  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- cover en
    January 1, 2014
    This scholarly article presents a study of pre-Islamic tombs at the archaeological site of Mleiha.
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  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- ANNUAL ARCHAEOLOGY 20 1
    November 28, 2022
    We 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.
  • 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- book 33
    November 26, 1989
    The 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.
  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- cover en
    January 1, 2013
    Key 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, […]
  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- cover en
    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, 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- cover en
    January 1, 2021
    This 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 […]
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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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