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UAE discovered town on Siniya Island that dates back over 1,300 years

  • Directorate of Tourism and Archaeology in Umm al-Quwain has discovered a town on Siniya Island.
  • The settlement is one of the largest of its sort in the nation, covering an area of around 12 hectares.
  • The homes were formed of limestone and lime.

In cooperation with local and international partners, the Directorate of Tourism and Archaeology in Umm al-Quwain has discovered a town on Siniya Island that dates back over 1,300 years.

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The community, which is situated next to the historic Christian monastery that was uncovered last year, is the oldest pearling town in the Arabian Gulf as a result. Archaeologists think that the monastery’s monks may have settled close to the prosperous pearling community.

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The settlement is one of the largest of its sort in the nation, covering an area of around 12 hectares. The village looks to have had thousands of residents living in hundreds of homes.

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Large buildings with courtyards and small, tightly packed double-roomed cottages have been found during excavations on the island; those who found them claim they were homes to affluent merchants and poorer fisherman. The homes were formed of limestone and lime, and the roofs were probably fashioned of palm trunks that had been transported from the mainland.

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