The discovery of ancient statues at the site of “Abraq” in Umm al-Quwain

The discovery of ancient statues at the site of “Abraq” in Umm al-Quwain
The discovery of ancient statues at the site of “Abraq” in Umm al-Quwain

Umm Al Quwain – WAM

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 the emirate, which dates back to the third millennium BC.

The department started the archaeological excavation season for the year 2021 at the site of Tell Abraq, in cooperation with the Italian mission. The most prominent archaeological discoveries at the site were represented by a statue made of stone in the form of a man, the first of its kind in the UAE, in addition to another small statue in the form of a deer made of bronze, with high precision and craftsmanship..

Sheikh Majid bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla, Head of the Department of Tourism and Antiquities in Umm Al Quwain 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, pointing out that the emirate has a legacy. rich and varied.

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

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 at 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 Strengthening the cultural heritage.

The discovery of ancient statues at the site of “Abraq” in Umm al-Quwain

The discovery of ancient statues at the site of “Abraq” in Umm al-Quwain

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