Archaeologists discover pottery from 3rd millennium BC in UAEMay 18th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has discovered pieces of pottery dating back to the third millennium BC, among other finds in Al Dour area of in Umm Al Quwain of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
According to a report in the Gulf News, the team was commissioned by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development, UAE.
The finds are believed to be from the Umm Al Nar civilisation.
The archaeological team also found bronze spearheads which date back to the Iron Age in the first millennium BC.
The team also found a number of iron tridents, known to have been used in the first century BC. Some agate beads and fish bones from the same period were also found.
The national team is trying to ascertain the source of the finds.
The ministry is working in cooperation with the Department of Archaeology and Heritage in the emirate and aims to turn Al Dour into a tourism destination. (ANI)
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