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ARCHAEOLOGY IN THE UAE
Dhabi Islands Archaeological Survey
- Al Ain
Museum - the website of the Department of Antiquities and Tourism.
It has information about the archaeological sites located in and around
Al Ain, including Hili, Wadi Hamam, Bida Bint Saud and Rumailah.
18 - Late Stone Age burial grounds and settlement in Sharjah emirate
(University of Tübingen, Germany).
projects in the United Arab Emirates - from the ArchNet
village à l'Etat au Proche et Moyen-Orient - Arabie et Mer
Erythrée: Recherches archéologiques aux Émirats
Arabes Unis - about the work carried out by the French Archaeological
Mission in the United Arab Emirates.
- Bithnah, Fujairah
- about the work financed by the Swiss-Liechtenchtein Foundation for
Archaeological Research Abroad (FSLA) in Fujairah emirate.
- Dalma -
abstract of article published by Mark Beech and Elizabeth Shepherd
on the early evidence for date consumption on Dalma island, in Antiquity
75 (2001): 83-9.
in the Land of Magan - article by M. Redha Bhacker and Bernadette
up Julfar - article in Al
- Fujairah - Petroglyphs
- information on the petroglyphs discovered during the Archaeological
Survey of Fujairah by the Prehistoric Archaeology Research Group from
the Department of Anthropology, University of Geneva.
une oasis de l'âge du Bronze à Abou Dhabi - website about the
work carried out by the French Archaeological Mission from CNRS at
Hili, Al Ain.
- Des inhumations collectives - about the work of the
French Archaeological Mission from
Search of Ancient Seafarers in the Arabian Gulf (Berkeley Archaeology,
The Archaeological Research Facility Newsletter, Spring 1995
Volume 2, Number 2) - brief article about Chris Kostman's
1994-5 underwater archaeology survey of the coast of Fujairah and
- Kush - A Parthian, Sasanian
and early-Islamic tell in the Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah, UAE.
- website of the German archaeological
team's work in the Liwa Oasis, directed by Dr. Heiko Kallweit, Orientalisches
Seminar der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany.
- Mark Beech 's website at
the University of York.
la période pré-islamique récente - about the work carried out
by the French Archaeological Mission at Mleiha in Sharjah emirate.
excavations 1995-2001 - website about the excavations carried
out at the Iron Age II settlement (1100-600BC) located in Sharjah
- Tell Abraq - Lead isotope
analyses from Tell Abraq, United Arab Emirates: new data regarding
the 'tin problem' in Western Asia - abstract of article published
by by Lloyd Weeks in the journal Antiquity 73 (1999): 49-64.
Interact.com - is one of the largest research information
sources available on the internet regarding the UAE, and includes
a wealth of information concerning the history and archaeology of
- UAE: A New
Perspective (published by Trident Press ) - you may download
pdf files of the archaeological chapters written by Prof. Dan Potts
and Dr. Geoffrey King, from uaeinteract.com , the UAE Ministry
of Information and Culture website. Please respect that copyright
remains with Trident Press Ltd. and the Author:
- UNar 2 - Excavation of
an Umm an-Nar tomb in Ras al-Khaimah - about the excavations carried
out by the Department of Antiquities and Museums of Ras al-Khaimah
during the winter of 1997/98.
- UNar2 - the skeletal
remains from UNar 2 (Ras al-Khaimah) by Soren Blau - a report
on the human skeletal remains from the tomb.
- Virtual Museum
- part of the uaeinteract.com website.
- A Walk Through
Time - a brief outline of the archaeological chronology of the
UAE (part of the uaeinteract.com
ARCHAEOLOGY IN ARABIA
- ABZU: Guide to Resources for the Study
of the Ancient Near East - a
large index of resources.
- The ArchAtlas project aims to provide a visual summary of
spatial processes in prehistoric and early historic times, such as
the spread of farming, the formation of trade contacts, and the growth
of urban systems, and to illustrate the locations of key archaeological
sites. It uses GIS techniques to integrate georeferenced information
on archaeological sites, cultural entities and contact routes with
environmental data and satellite imagery. It includes a section on
The Fertile Crescent with downloadable maps of archaeological sites
by time period.
of the Middle East
- ArchNet: Near Eastern
- articles on Ancient History, see especially Ancient
Arabia - Achaemenids
- Mercator's World -
The Road to Ubar
Image Gallery - Oriental Institute Virtual Gallery, Chicago
- Mesopotamia Virtual
Classroom - Contains teaching aids and references for secondary
school teachers and students.
- Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia
- Seminar for Arabian Studies
Boatbuilding Sequence in the Gilgamesh Epic and the Sewn Boat Relation
- by Ralph K. Pedersen
History of the Ancient Near East: Electronic Compendium
- excellent website compiling a lot of information on Near Eastern
archaeology, managed by Mark Alan McDonald, Utah, USA.
of the Bahrain National Museum - entry on the ArchNet
projects in Bahrain - from the ArchNet
unearth secrets of the past - Investigations by archaeologists in
Bahrain are unearthing new evidence of ancient trading links.
Rebecca Torr reports - Gulf Daily News Vol XXVIII NO. 78 Monday 6th
up history by Abdulrahman Fakhri - Gulf Daily News, Vol XXVII
NO. 186, Wednesday 22 September 2004
played crucial role in ancient world, King
to lead Dilmun discovery celebrations and Bahrain
celebrates glorious civilisation by
Abdulrahman Fakhri - Gulf
Daily News, Vol XXVII NO. 185, Tuesday 21 September 2004
- Ancient Bahrain
Bibby - obituary , Archaeologist, born 14 October 1917, died on 6
February 2001, aged 83 - shortened version of that which appeared
in The Times of 13th February 2001.
Islands Protected Area Management Plan by N. Pilcher et
al. - First Draft - January 2003 (pdf file 1.42 MB)
sites on Bahrain - a holiday guide.
Lombard home page
in Bahrain and A
GPS-Guided Survey in Bahrain in 1993 - by Ralph K. Pedersen (Institute
of Nautical Archaeology)
of Paradise: The Archaeology of Bahrain 2500 BC - 300 AD - about
the exhibition which took place at the Brunei
Gallery at SOAS in London
between the 12 July - 16 September 2000.
Report on Human Activity on the Hawar Archipelago by Fran
(Clare) Gillespie (Co-ordinator Qatar Archaeology Project 2000).
to the Past by Thor Heyerdahl - article in Saudi Aramco
magazine, November/December 1980, Volume 31, Number 6.
projects in Kuwait - from the ArchNet
- British Archaeological
Expedition to Kuwait (BAEK) - about recent excavations at the Ubaid site at
H3, Sabiyah, Kuwait.
- has information on the history of the rulers of Kuwait plus some
nice photographs of old Kuwait on the arabic pages.
de Failaka - Archéologie du Koweit - Exposition-dossier
du musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon,
Du 16 juin au 3 octobre 2005, Musée
des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, 20 place des Terreaux, 69001 Lyon, France.
of Kuwait - part of the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
at the University of Texas at Austin.
Museum of Kuwait (pdf file, 528 Kb) - two page article about the
architectural design of the museum by the architect Michel
Ecochard. Taken from the reference: Ecochard, Michel. 1980. The
National Museum of Kuwait. In Places of Public Gathering in Islam.
Linda Safran (ed). Philadelphia: Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
Museum of Kuwait - ArchNet entry
which includes some photographs
taken of the museum in 1985, before the destruction and looting
which took place in the 1st Gulf War.
Heritage Village, Failaka, Kuwait - a palace restored and converted
into a museum. The village also exhibits traditional architecture,
factories and a mosque. Archaelogists have uncovered settlements and
artefacts there dating back to 3,200 B.C. Forty-four heritage houses
and seven heritage rooms have now been restored to their former glory.
Come to the island
with your own private boat or the ferry, which runs daily excepting
Saturday and Monday; leaving Kuwait at 8:15 a.m. and returning from
Failaka at 12:30 pm, the crossing takes 1 and a 1/2 hours.
Rajeb Museum - The Museum
is the private collection of the Rajab family.
The collection was started in the early 50's and was opened to the
general public in 1980.
Retrieval of Kuwait National Museum's Collections from Iraq: An Assessment
of the Operation and Lessons Learned by Kirsty Norman - Journal
of the American Institute for Conservation (JAIC)
2000, Volume 39, Number 1, Article 11 (pp. 135 to 146).
- an academic refereed journal on the archaeology of the Arab World.
projects in Saudi Arabia - from the ArchNet
Rocks in Saudi Arabia - Saudi Aramaco World magazine,
March/April 2002, Volume 53, Number 2.
- Desert Caves Project
- reports and pictures of caves in the Saudi Arabian
Mankind in Arabia by Norman M. Whalen and David W. Pease
- Saudi Aramaco World magazine, July/August 1992 Volume 43, Number
the Lakes of Arabia by Jon Mandaville - Saudi Aramaco
World magazine, March/April 1980, Volume 31, Number 2.
of Saudi Arabia
of Saudi Arabia - part of the Perry-Castañeda Library Map
Collection at the University of Texas at Austin.
- Monuments from the Kingdom of
- National Museum of Saudi Arabia
Architecture in one hundred years - a report on the website of
the Jordanian based Centre
for the Study of the Built Environment.
Arabia - Lonely Planet Guide
New Historians by Jon Mandaville - Saudi Aramaco World
magazine, March/April 1980, Volume 31, Number 2.
- Written in Stone - Inscriptions
from the National Museum of Saudi Arabia
- Book exchange service designed for the out-of-print, used or antiquarian
book buyer or seller. The inventories of over 4000 booksellers, from
30 countries are listed and searchable, comprising some 10 million
titles. Includes a facility to register desired titles with the service,
and be informed by e-mail when the title becomes available. The service
is free to buyers and searchers.
- Bookseller specialising in out of print material including books,
maps, prints, manuscripts and photographs.
- probably the best known online bookstore. Large Internet bookshop
with facilities to conduct title, author, and subject searches, receive
email updates on release of similar titles, and submit book reviews.
- seller of Antiquarian, Rare and Out-of-Print Scholarly Books on
the Archaeology (Archeology) of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece
and Rome, and the Americas.
- Source for tracking old, used, and rare books. Publication details
may be obtained by entering title, author, or price. Titles are offered
by hundreds of booksellers around the world.
- Database of stock held by antiquarian booksellers around the world.
Holdings are searchable by author, title, imprint, publication date,
language, or category. Prices are quoted in US Dollars, Sterling,
or Euros, as stipulated. English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish
language options are available.
- another comprehensive website for new and secondhand books. Provides
a unified interface to the collections of a number of dealers in new,
used, rare, antiquarian and out-of-print books
Online - UK based Online bookstore featuring a database of over
1.5 million titles, browsable by subject area, and searchable by title,
author, ISBN or keyword
- based in Cambridge, England, since 1876 offers quality books and
products for all age groups, providing a modern service based upon
traditional service values. Includes recommendations, a book search
facility, antiquarian and secondhand books and an online enquiry service.
- the Natural History Bookstore. One of the best online bookstores
for books on natural history, environment and science.
- and David Brown Book Company website is an online bookstore for
everything on Archaeology, Prehistory, the Classical World, the Middle
Ages, Egyptology, Near Eastern studies, and related Environmental
and Heritage topics.
- A database of old, rare, and out-of-print scholarly and collected
books offered for sale by British booksellers.
- Cross-searching service
providing access to stock held by second hand booksellers worldwide.
Searching is by country, author, title, or subject keyword, and can
be restricted to chosen vendors.
(working with Amazon.co.uk) - Includes
a fully searchable catalog and secure order facility, a search facility
for Waterstone's branches, a list of Waterstone's best selling books
and Book of the month.
(Zentrales Verzeichnis Antiquarischer Bücher) - German
company recently merged with ChooseBooks.com
- a worldwide marketplace for used, rare, antiquarian and out-of-print
books, Autographs and Ephemera items.
LINGUISTICS AND EPIGRAPHY
MAPS AND G.I.S. IN THE UAE
- co-ordinates for localities in the United Arab Emirates.
Query Home Page - GeoNet Names Server, National Geospatial
Intelligence Agency (NGIA) - use this excellent resource to track
down the geographic co-ordinates for any placename in any country
in the world.
and Longitude - co-ordinates for places in the United Arab Emirates.
- United Arab Emirates.
- GPS Waypoints and Utilities.
MIDDLE EAST STUDIES
United Arab Emirates
For the latest international
archaeology news visit:
News - "archaeology"
News - "archaeology"
Headlines (part of the Archaeological Institute of America's
Archaeology magazine website).
For the latest news about the United Arab Emirates visit:
- the Emirates News Agency
UAEinteract.com - official
website of the Ministry of Information and Culture.
UAE Arabic Press
UAE English Press
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