Notes on Archaeological Discoveries from Qatar

Posted in: Ancient Near East Today, ASOR
Tags: Arabian Peninsula, archaeological heritage, Archaeology, Faisal Al Naimi, German Archaeological Institute, Notes on Archaeological Discoveries from Qatar, Qatar, Qatar Islamic Archaeology and Heritage, Sultan Muhesen, University of Birmingham, University of Copenhagen, University of Wales

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By: Sultan Muhesen and Faisal Al Naimi

Background

Qatar was once best known for pearls. In the twentieth century this gave way to oil. But the archaeological heritage of this state on the northeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula is swiftly being brought into the twenty-first century.

The first systematic archaeological fieldwork in Qatar was organized by a Danish team in the 1950s. This was followed by British work in 1960s and a French expedition in the 1970s. Further excavations were undertaken by Qatari (more…)

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