This is the last part of the series, am featuring the Archeological section of Al Ain National Museum which contains finds from the Stone age to the Islamic Period. Its oldest discoveries testifies the human occupation nearly 7,500 years ago.
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I truly enjoyed looking at the artifacts like the pottery, stone vessels and copper objects. Most of the artifacts have been dated and they included the place where it was discovered. An extensive collection of old coins, stone lids, fine arrowheads and stone scrapers are all great and amazing.
Bronze and Stone Vessels discovered at Al Qattarah
A half-sized copy of the entrance of the Grand Tomb at Hili Garden and an Um An-nar Stone
Bronze socketed spearheads, daggers, and dirks discovered during the re-excavations at Al Qattarah Tomb in 1988. These are dated 1800 B.C.
Bronze weapons discovered at Hili/North Tomb
from Al Qattarah- a collection of old jewelries, pottery and bronze
Coinage of Abbasid Era and Coinage of Islamic States
Coinage of Omayyads Era
I must say that, if you want to see and experience the real Emarati culture and tradition, go to Al Ain and if you want to experience the western life style while you're in UAE, go to Dubai and Central Abu Dhabi. I told my husband that there's only one place in UAE that I'd like to stay.....it's Al Ain City.
That's all folks. I hope you enjoyed the Al Ain National Museum Series and please excuse me for being so slow these past few days. Am having a hard time with my internet connection here in Daet, Camarines Norte and with the kids around, it's very difficult to concentrate. My blogging activities will definitely return to its normal pace once my vacation is over. For the meantime, please bear with me.
Word of the day: ijahza is the arabic word for vacation. Salaam!!
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