Umm Al Quwain Tourism announces the discovery of ancient statues in the form of human figures

Umm Al Quwain Tourism announces the discovery of ancient statues in the form of human figures
Umm Al Quwain Tourism announces the discovery of ancient statues in the form of human figures

The Department of Tourism and Antiquities in Umm Al Quwain announced the discovery of a number of archaeological statues in the form of human figures and animals such as camels and horses, dating back to between the first and second centuries AD, at the archaeological site of Tell Abraq in Umm Al Quwain, which dates back to the third millennium BC. The archaeological excavation season of 2021 at the site of Tell Abraq in cooperation with the Italian mission.

The most prominent archaeological discoveries at the site were a statue made of stone in the form of a man, the first of its kind in the UAE, and another small statue in the form of a deer made of bronze with high precision and craftsmanship.

Importance
Sheikh Majid bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla, head of the Department of Tourism and Antiquities, stressed the importance of the survey and excavation work supervised by the department in order to restore and maintain archaeological finds as a national and human historical heritage, and to preserve the ancient history of the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain, noting that the emirate has a rich and diverse heritage.

For her part, Rania Hussein, head of the department’s antiquities department, explained that the “Abraq archaeological site” is of great importance, as the period of permanent settlement in it stretched from 2500 BC, noting that the archaeological discoveries that were found during this season date back to the same period of prosperity of the site. Archaeological role” i.e. in the first and second centuries.

prospecting
For his part, Michal Degli Posti, head of the Italian mission, explained that the mission will work with the department during the coming period to open and excavate large sectors and sites in the site, which date back to the first and second millennium BC, in line with the department’s strategy aimed at encouraging research and excavation operations in various regions of the emirate in order to enhance Cultural heritage.

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