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Sharjah Archaeology Authority
Historical highlights in the depths of human civilization
Pre-Islamic Alabaster Jar, Mleiha ML 5, Sharjah, UAE. In storage at the Sharjah Archaeology Authority. 250-150 BCE.
Stone bowl-Jebel al-Buhais
Softstone bowl from the site of Jebel al-Buhais, Umm an Nar period, Sharjah. Bronze Age.
Neolithic bifacial flint arrow heads., Jebel al-Faya, Sharjah, UAE. On display in the Mleiha Archaeological Center. 6th-5th millenium BCE.
Glazed ceramic jar. 1st Century CE. Specimen from the collection excavated from a communal tomb of the Roman-Parthian period in Dibba Al Hisn, Sharjah.
Neolithic Stone Arrowhead
Neolithic Stone Arrowhead, Hamriya, Sharjah, UAE. On display in the Sharjah Archaeology Authority. 5th millenium BCE.
Neolithic Flint arrowhead
Neolithic Flint arrowhead dated to the 5th millennium BCE – site of Al-Humraih, Sharjah, UAE. On display in the Sharjah Archaeology Authority. 5th millenium BCE.
Pottery incense burner from the site of Muwellah, Sharjah, UAE. Iron Age II. 1000-600 BCE.
Various exhibitions narrating Sharjah’s civilization and history
Our Latest Publications
January 1, 2018The annual magazine contains a number of articles being reports of the underwater excavation works by Norway mission, the British mission’s excavation in Kalba, Belgium mission in Mleiha for the years 2009 and 2010, and the French mission in Mleiha 2010 and 2011.
December 1, 1985In its third edition (2019 G), the second annual magazine highlights the ancient geographical and environmental aspects and the eastern coast of Sharjah emirate. It addition, it shows the Archaeological work methodology, pre-history ages and the historical eras. Also, the report includes the excavation results dating back to the bronze, iron, Helsinki, and Islamic ages. […]
January 1, 2014This 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 .
January 3, 2016Twenty 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, […]
January 1, 2020A guide to the glass industry in Dibba Al-Hisn, Emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates – an archaeological studyThis article presents the analysis of glass alloys discovered in an archaeological site in the city of Dibba Al-Hisn in the Emirate of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, using X-ray spectroscopy in order to determine their primary components and their association with broken glassware discovered at the same site.
January 1, 2020This new issue of the “Sharjah Antiquities” yearbook is issued, and the world is still living in an unprecedented atmosphere due to the pandemic pandemic that casts a dark shadow over every place, and for all academic activities and research, in spite of you. It was represented in organizing a number of lectures, in addition […]
January 1, 2013To 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 […]
January 1, 2013This 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 […]
August 8, 2022The 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 […]
January 2, 2018It includes a number of reports on the results of archaeological excavation works in a number of archaeological sites, including a report on important tombs from Bronze Age at Faya Mountain area by the national team from Sharjah Archaeology Authority. The other report is on fieldwork at the central area by the German expedition for […]