Archaelogical missions

Great Efforts to Discover Treasures Sharjah Archaeology Authority and its teams supervise times and ages. Local and foreign archaeological missions continue to explore archaeological sites throughout the Emirate of Sharjah and to display the Emirate of Sharjah's historical, human, and civilizational heritage.

In late 1992, Sharjah Archaeology Department formed a local expedition to explore the archaeological sites, and to coordinate with the foreign exploration expeditions during the exploration seasons. The expedition was headed by Dr. Sabah Jassem and it had local members. Located on the eastern coast of Kalba city, “Al Tareef” site was the first place the local expedition started its archaeological explorations in. Ever since, the local expedition’s works have continued covering a large number of such archaeological sites all over Sharjah emirate where abundant movable and immovable archaeological discoveries, have been unearthed.

Sharjah Archaeology Authority Expedition
Date of Expedition: 1992 - Until now
The Expedition carries on its surveys and excavations at all archaeological sites in Sharjah
Austrian Expedition
Date of Expedition : 2017 - Until now
The Expedition excavates in a big and important archaeological site at Kalba area.
Spanish Expedition
Date of Expedition : 1994
The expedition carries on its surveys and excavations at Al Thuqaibeh archaeological site located at Madam plain from the iron age.
Germany Expedition
Date of Expedition : 1995
The German Expedition conducted its significant archaeological surveys and excavations at Wadi Al Hilo, Jebel Al-Faya, and Jebel Al-Buhais.
Japanese Expedition
Date of Expedition : 1994
The Japanese Expedition carried out its surveys and excavations in Dibba Al Hisn, Khor Fakkan, Sharjah City and other Islamic sites
The American Expedition
Date of Expedition : 2013
The American Expedition carried out excavations at Tell Abraq.