(MENAFN - Arab Times) Rare antiquities found
KUWAIT CITY, March 24, (KUNA): Kuwait's National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) has discovered tens of cemeteries and engraved items in a popular eastern resort in the shores of the Arabian Gulf.
The new discoveries are reminiscent of a bronze age culture known as 'Um Al-Nar', which existed around 2,500 BC in the area of modern-day United Arab Emirates and northern Oman, the director of NCCAL's department of antiquities and museums, Sultan Al-Duweish, told KUNA on Saturday.
He pointed out that the area was at one point in time a vibrant trade zone that linked vast civilizations across eastern Saudi Arabia, saying the findings are the by-product of extensive archaeological surveys carried out on unexplored landscapes. On the purpose of such endeavors, Al-Duweish noted it helps uncover the illustrious history of Kuwait, a nation whose soil has contributed immensely to the growth of human civilization. (KUNA)