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Ancient City of Pearls Discovered on Al-Sunnah Island in Dubai

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Archaeologists recently discovered ancient settlements on Al-Siniya Island, a tourist destination about 42 miles northeast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

According to Arab media reports, these ancient settlements provide insight into the early history of the region.

The report, citing the Department of Tourism and Archeology of the Emirates, said that the settlements were discovered through excavations in March last year, after which it was found that an ancient pearl city existed there.

Photo courtesy of the Emirates Department of Tourism and Antiquities
Photo courtesy of the Emirates Department of Tourism and Antiquities

Archaeologists believe that the site probably dates back to the 4th century, at least 16 hundred years old.

A number of large jars imported from Mesopotamia were also discovered at the site, two of which had Aramaic inscriptions dating from the 1st to the 4th century, he said.

Photo courtesy of the Emirates Department of Tourism and Antiquities
Photo courtesy of the Emirates Department of Tourism and Antiquities

He added that these ruins could belong to the lost city of Tuam because the results of the investigation match the information about the city in history.

Actually, English words ‘Pearling’ refers to the search for sea creatures and pearls that have been part of the region’s culture for thousands of years.

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