Antiquities discovered in Umm al-Quwain dating back 700 years

The archaeological findings are a qualitative leap and a historical value that enhances the status of Umm Al Quwain.


Yesterday, Sheikh Majid bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla, Head of the Department of Tourism and Antiquities in Umm Al Quwain, witnessed the disclosure of the results of the archaeological survey project on Al Seniya Island, during a press conference that dealt with the most prominent results of archaeological research for the emirate, which dates back to at least 700 years.

Sheikh Majid bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla pointed out that the archaeological findings represent a qualitative leap and an archaeological and historical value is added to all existing research in the country, and enhances Umm Al Quwain's position as an important historical reference.

He explained that the Al Mualla tribe first appeared in the current Umm Al Quwain area about 250 years ago, but these new discoveries on Al Seniya Island now add another 500 years to the history of the emirate.

The Department of Tourism and Antiquities in Umm Al Quwain revealed archaeological evidence that revealed the chronology of the settlement period of the people of the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain from about the 13th to the 20th century in three main cities.

The first and second cities were settlements on Al-Siniyah Island, and the third city was the ancient Umm Al-Quwain area.

The results of the survey on the first city indicated that this city is a settlement on the island of Seniya, dating back between the 13th and 14th or 15th centuries after studying the pottery discovered in the settlement, and this settlement was contemporary with the prosperity of Julfar in Ras Al Khaimah.

The results of the survey showed that the second city that was settled by the people of Umm al-Quwain on the island of Seniya flourished from the early 17th century to the early 19th century.

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