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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 25
    January 1, 2018
    The 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.
  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- book 36
    December 1, 1985
    In 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. […]
  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- cover en
    January 1, 2014
    This 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 .
  • 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- cover en
    January 1, 2020
    This 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.
  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- book12 dani
    January 1, 2020
    This 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 […]
  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- cover en
    January 1, 2013
    To 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 […]
  • Sharjah Archaeology Authority- cover en
    January 1, 2013
    This 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 […]
  • 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- book 23
    January 2, 2018
    It 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 […]
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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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