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Scientific Lectures
Civilizational and cultural treasure is found in these various editions of specialized books, rich reports, and valuable publications that will take you through the past ages, echoing a civilization’s voice that is still reverberating across Sharjah.


A lecture on “The Documentary value of images of Islamic manuscripts in the fields of Architecture, Art and history”

‘The Sharjah Archaeology Authority (SAA) organized today 15/6/2020 a virtual lecture via Zoom program, entitled: “”The Documentary value of images of Islamic manuscripts in the fields of Architecture, Art and history”” presented by : archaeologist Dr. Hayam Zakaria al-Saeed, in which she mentioned examples of manuscripts that she observed within her field of study, focusing on Islamic architecture, city planning, and engineering designs of war castles. Dr. Sabah Abboud Jassim, director general of Sharjah Antiquities Authority, said: “the dominant trend now is tele-lectures, in which a large number of followers participate, and the current pandemic is charting a technical development of indirect lecture systems presented by professionals in their respective sciences.”

Lecture on physical techniques in Archeology

‘ Sharjah Archaeology Authority (SAA), organized a new lecture via “Zoom” system, presented by Dr. Atta Al Manan Ja’far, head of the Department of Applied Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science, University of Sharjah, under the title “physical techniques in archaeology”. The lecture sheds light on the techniques available for archaeological history, from radiocarbon to electronic resonance, as well as the analysis techniques represented by X-ray, isotope analysis, and other techniques in the science of analysis, The lecturer said: a real breakthrough in archaeology occurred in the mid-twentieth century when geophysical survey techniques were used in the discovery of several archaeological sites buried underground. The lecturer considered that these techniques are one of the most important means of studying antiquities for the purpose of discovering, preserving, restoring, or rooting them, and the objectives of studying them, and taking note of everything related to this science, the lecturer touched on the value of monuments historically, tourism, cultural, religious, economic, and aesthetic, and he presented a number of archaeological assets and finds which are available in archaeological sites in the emirate of Sharjah. The number of attendees reached 100 including specialists, scholars and observers, and their questions and inquiries varied. They learnt from this lecture precious knowledge on archeology and its outputs.

A lecture on Islamic Arabic inscriptions in the Wadi al-Kharqa region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Sharjah Archeology Authority organized, within its biweekly lectures; On the Zoom platform, on Monday, September 27, 2021, a lecture was given by Dr. Risa Tokunaga, a visiting professor, participating in the Research Center for Ancient Civilizations and Cultural Resources at Kanazawa University, under the title: “Arab-Islamic Inscriptions in the Wadi al-Kharqa region in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”, in which Dr. The site of Wadi al-Kharqa and the characteristics of the Islamic inscriptions in it, and mentioned its most important characteristics with the introduction of the long lineages, and at the end of the lecture a simplified definition of the ancient inscriptions and rock drawings in and around Wadi al-Kharqa.

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