Archaeologists find rare bronze coin in Saudi Arabia

May 11th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI  

Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), May 11 (ANI): A rare bronze coin and remains of Nabatean potteries were discovered at the Domat Al-Jandal archeological site in Saudi Arabia by a team of archaeologists carrying out preliminary exploration work.

“It is very difficult to unearth what is below the soil but we are extremely happy to discover the antiquities after digging seven meters into the ground,” Italian archeologist Alessandro De Maigret, head of the team, told Arab News.

He said that extensive excavations would continue in the area to find the traces of the oldest inhabitants in Domat Al-Jandal. The Adomato Kingdom existed in the area during 685 BC.

“Domat Al-Jandal is an important historic site and it’s one of the oldest civilizations in the Arabian Peninsula,” he said.

It is also linked to Syrian and Yemeni civilizations of the past.

“Domat Al-Jandal is considered a link that connects these civilizations because of its location on the trade route,” said Alessandro.

“The oldest recorded history about this place dates back to the seventh and eighth centuries before Christ,” he added. (ANI)

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