Sharjah Archaeology Authority concluded its participation in the activities of the UAE Innovation Month in Sharjah, which was organized at the headquarters of Sharjah Book Authority from February 8 to 14, under the slogan “Emirates Innovates to Prepare for Its Fifty,” with the participation of a large number of governmental and semi-governmental authorities in the Emirate.
The authority’s pavilion attracted a large number of visitors, particularly school and university students who participated in many of the techniques and innovations presented, including a hologram display device for artifacts discovered in the Emirate of Sharjah, as well as an archaeological excavation game and the Musnad script technique (one of the oldest languages discovered for writing) which allows the visitor to write his name in Arabic or English and then the application converts it into the Musnad script, in addition to their attendance of a number of educational and awareness lectures.
According to Issa Youssef, Director of Antiquities and Material Heritage at Sharjah Archaeology Authority, “Our participation in the UAE Innovation Month activities contributed to strengthening our awareness message by utilizing innovations and modern technologies to introduce Sharjah’s antiquities and ancient history, as well as the efforts made in research and excavation operations in order to discover more information about the region and its civilization”.
He stated that Sharjah Archaeology Authority adopts innovation as an approach to work and a societal culture, as evidenced by its use of the most recent innovations in the field of archaeological excavation, its use of innovation in introducing the authority and its efforts and services, as well as expanding and developing search and investigation processes for archaeological sites scattered throughout the Emirate, and installing them on the archaeological map.
Sharjah Archaeology Authority is in charge of supervising archaeological sites and providing them with the necessary protection in collaboration with the relevant authorities, as well as excavating for antiquities in accordance with a well-thought-out public policy and organizing the work of foreign archaeological excavation missions operating in the Emirate through their supervision, coordination and participation with them, as well as studying, analyzing, restoring and maintaining fixed and movable archaeological finds.