Sharjah Archaeology Authority organized a scientific workshop under the title “New Investigations at a Bronze-age site in Hunaina in Kalba”. Director General Dr. Sabah Aboud Jassem and Austria Republic ambassador Dr. Andriyas Limbah Holtsman, director of archaeological excavations Issa Yousef and Public Relation department director Abdulla Rahma Al Owais participated in the said workshop.
Dr. Sabah stated: “The lecture represents an initial reading of the results concluded by the Austrian expedition in Kalba following the excavation of the area. This will leave such important future effects promoting the archaeological sites in Sharjah emirate. He stressed that this site is considered the biggest and most important archaeological site in the UAE. It homes continued human settlement for more than 2000 years, effective from Bronze age to the end of Iron age. He also stressed that the excavations revealed remains of a large tower with defense fortifications and a defense wall surrounding the site. This is the first season the Austrian expedition carried out excavations.
The head of the Austrian expedition Kristof Shol reviewed the results of the excavation works during the first season, showing maps and images at “Hunania” Site, and stressing the future works and cooperation and his expectations for future excavations at the site to unearth such important pieces showing the importance of the same.
At the end of the lecture, an agreement between Sharjah Archaeology Authority represented by director general Dr. Sabah Jassem and the Austrian expedition represented by director of Eastern and European Archaeology Institute in Viena Dr. Bayra Horish.