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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- 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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  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- cover en
    January 1, 2020
    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 […]
  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- spain catalog r2 001
    January 3, 2016
    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, […]
  • 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- تنقيبات أثرية في دب الحصن 1
    August 4, 2022
    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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  • 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
    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, […]
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    This scientific research studies skeletons found in Jebel Al-Amilah after they were revealed by the winds that removed the light sandy layer that covered them. The results of the radiocarbon dating process showed that these structures dated to the Sassanid period, and this is confirmed by the presence of Sasanian seals with one of these […]
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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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