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Click on one of the following links to view photographs of some of the work carried out by the Abu Dhabi Islands Archaeological Survey (ADIAS).

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[ Dalma - Marawah - Sir Bani Yas

Visit also the ADIAS finds in the external website, the Virtual Museum on the http://www.uaeinteract.com website (Trident Press). 



DALMA

Some photographs of the excavation and finds recovered from site DA11, a 7000 year old settlement on Dalma island:
 

Dalma - Excavating and sampling the shell and fish bone layers in Trench 2 - 1994 season, site DA11  (Photograph by ADIAS)

Excavating and sampling the shell and fish bone layers in Trench 2 - 1994 season (site DA11)
 

Dalma - One of the houses in Trench 1 - 1998 season, site DA11  (Photograph by Dr Mark Beech)

One of the houses in Trench 1 - 1998 season (site DA11)
 

Dalma - Reconstructing the approximate size of the house in Trench 1 - 1998 season, site DA11 (Photograph by Dr Mark Beech)

Reconstructing the approximate size of the house in Trench 1 - 1998 season (site DA11)
 

Dalma - The gypsum plaster layer in Trench 2 - 1998 season, site DA11 (Photograph by Dr Mark Beech)

The gypsum plaster layer in Trench 2 - 1998 season (site DA11)
 

Dalma - Ubaid pottery sherds, site DA11  (Photograph by ADIAS)

Ubaid pottery sherds (site DA11)
 

Dalma - Painted plaster vessel fragments, site DA11  (Photograph by ADIAS)

Painted plaster vessel fragments (site DA11)
 

Dalma - Flints from site DA11 (Photograph by ADIAS)

Flints (site DA11)
 

Dalma - Limestone mortar from Site DA11 (Photograph by Dr Mark Beech)

Limestone mortar (Site DA11)
 

Dalma - Ceramic and stone perforated disks from site DA11 (Photograph by ADIAS)

Ceramic and stone perforated disks (site DA11)
 

Dalma - Shell and stone beads from site DA11 (Photograph by ADIAS)

Shell and stone beads (site DA11)
 

Dalma - Carbonised date stones from site DA11 (Photograph by ADIAS)

Carbonised date stones (site DA11)
 

Dalma - Burnt mud brick with impression of date stone from site DA11 (Photograph by ADIAS)

Burnt mud brick with impression of date stone (site DA11)
 

Dalma - Burnt mud brick fragments with impressions of date stones from site DA11 (Photograph by ADIAS)

Burnt mud brick fragments with impressions of date stones (site DA11)
 

Dalma - Fish bones - top row: parrotfish, second row: seabream, rows 3-5: groupers (site DA11) (Photograph by Dr Mark Beech)

Fish bones - top row: parrotfish, second row: seabream, rows 3-5: groupers (site DA11)
 

Dalma - Crab remains (site DA11) (Photograph by Dr Mark Beech)

Crab remains (site DA11)



MARAWAH

Marawah - Flint arrowhead from a 7000 year old locality on Marawah (site MR1)  (Photograph by ADIAS)

Flint arrowhead from a 7000 year old locality on Marawah (site MR1)
 

Marawah - A Late Pre-Islamic lime kiln on Marawah (site MR6.1)  (Photograph by Dr Mark Beech)

A Late Pre-Islamic lime kiln on Marawah (site MR6.1)
 



SIR BANI YAS

Some photographs of the excavation and finds recovered from the 6th century AD Pre-Islamic Nestorian Monastic complex and its associated contemporary sites on Sir Bani Yas island:

Sir Bani Yas - Water cistern and channel (site SBY2)  (Photograph by Dr Mark Beech)

Water cistern and channel (site SBY2)
 

Sir Bani Yas - HRH Prince Charles visiting one of the courtyard villas (site SBY3) (Photograph by ADIAS)

HRH Prince Charles visiting one of the courtyard villas (site SBY3) 
 

Sir Bani Yas - General view of one of the best preserved of the courtyard villas (site SBY7) (Photograph by Dr Mark Beech)

General view of one of the best preserved of the courtyard villas (site SBY7) 
 

Sir Bani Yas - Closeup view of the kitchen - oven and shelves (site SBY7)  (Phtograph by Dr Mark Beech)

Closeup view of the kitchen - oven and shelves (site SBY7)
 

Sir Bani Yas - View of the church (site SBY9) (Photograph by Dr Mark Beech)

View of the church (site SBY9)
 

Sir Bani Yas - View of the east wing of the monastery (site SBY9) (Photograph by Dr Mark Beech)

View of the east wing of the monastery (site SBY9)
 

Sir Bani Yas - Pottery collected from surface survey  (Photograph by ADIAS)

Pottery collected from surface survey
 

Sir Bani Yas - Green glazed bowl from the monastery (site SBY9) (Photograph by ADIAS)

Green glazed bowl from the monastery (site SBY9)
 

Sir Bani Yas - Decorated plaster panel from the monastery (site SBY9)  (Photograph by Dr Mark Beech)

Decorated plaster panel from the monastery (site SBY9)
 

Sir Bani Yas - Decorated plaster tile from the monastery (site SBY9)  (Photograph by Dr Mark Beech)

Decorated plaster tile from the monastery (site SBY9)
 

Sir Bani Yas - Decorated plaster panel from the monastery (site SBY9)  (Photograph by ADIAS)

Decorated plaster panel from the monastery (site SBY9)
 

Sir Bani Yas - Decorated plaster tile from the monastery (site SBY9)  (Photograph by Dr Mark Beech)

Decorated plaster tile from the monastery (site SBY9)
 

Sir Bani Yas - Carved stone cross from the monastery (site SBY9) (Photograph by Dr Mark Beech)

Carved stone cross from the monastery (site SBY9)
 

Sir Bani Yas - Step decoration on plaster fragment from the monastery (site SBY9)  (Photograph by Dr Mark Beech)

Step decoration on plaster fragment from the monastery (site SBY9)
 

Sir Bani Yas - Gastropod shells (Hexaplex kuesterianus) found in the east wing of the monastery (site SBY9) (Photograph by Dr Mark Beech)

Gastropod shells (Hexaplex kuesterianus) found in the east wing of the monastery (site SBY9)
 

Sir Bani Yas - Crab remains from the monastery (site SBY9)  (Photograph by Dr Mark Beech)

Crab remains from the monastery (site SBY9)
 

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Please also take a look at the following external website, the Virtual Museum on the http://www.uaeinteract.com/ website (produced by Trident Press ). This features a number of archaeological finds discovered by the Abu Dhabi Islands Archaeological Survey, including: 

  • Abu Dhabi airport - a Late Stone Age triangular scraper from Abu Dhabi Airport. Around 5000 BC.
  • Abu Dhabi airport - a Late Stone Age flint scraper from Abu Dhabi Airport. Around 5000 BC. 
  • Dalma - 7000 year old limestone mortar.
  • Marawah - a Late Stone Age flint arrowhead from Marawah, site MR1. Around 5000 BC.
  • Sir Bani Yas - fragments of decorated plaster from a pre-Islamic church on Abu Dhabi's island of Sir Bani Yas. Around 6th century AD.

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