Dilmun and Its Gulf Neighbours

Author: Harriet E. W. Crawford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521586795

Category: History

Page: 170

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Harriet Crawford presents a scholarly account of the archaeology of the Arabian Gulf from c.4500–1500 BC. It offers an interpretation of the structure of society in the Early Dilmun period (c.2000–1500 BC) using material from the excavated site of Saar on the main Bahrain island. The urban, centralized and probably literate society in Dilmun is contrasted with the contemporary societies in Oman and the Emirates. Here there is evidence from buildings and graves for a loosely knit, apparently tribal society. Both societies were greatly influenced by their participation in the complex trade routes which linked them with ancient Mesopotamia to the north and the Indus Valley to the south east, but developed their own distinctive cultures. The reason for their divergent development seems to relate to the fact that Dilmun was an entrepot, while the Oman peninsula was a source of raw materials.

The Sea in World History: Exploration, Travel, and Trade [2 volumes]

Author: Stephen K. Stein

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440835519

Category: History

Page: 919

View: 2418

This two-volume set documents the essential role of the sea and maritime activity across history, from travel and food production to commerce and conquest. • Provides a broad survey of the importance of the oceans for all of human culture and civilization, including coverage of diverse cultures such as the Polynesians, Vikings, Minoans, and many others • Describes the voyages of the great explorers and places them in a broad multinational and multicultural perspective • Traces the human use of the sea over time, noting activities and historic events such as piracy, the slave trade, fishing, and whaling, as well as describing commerce in ancient and modern contexts

Classic Ships of Islam

From Mesopotamia to the Indian Ocean

Author: Dionisius A. Agius

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004158634

Category: Social Science

Page: 505

View: 373

Drawing upon Arabic literary sources, iconographic evidence and archaeological finds, this book examines trade, port towns, ship construction, seamanship, ship typology and their historical development in the Western Indian Ocean, focussing on the Medieval Islamic period but including earlier sources.

Elenchus of Biblica

Author: Robert Althann

Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop

ISBN: 9788876536182

Category: Reference

Page: 712

View: 8560



new studies in the archaeology and early history of Bahrain

Author: Daniel T. Potts

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bahrain

Page: 215

View: 2140


The American Neptune

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Naval art and science

Page: N.A

View: 3948

A quarterly journal of maritime history.


The City of the Moon God

Author: Harriet Crawford

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472522192

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 4190

The ancient Mesoptamian city of Ur was a Sumerian city state which flourished as a centre of trade and civilisation between 2800–2000 BCE. However, in the recent past it suffered from the disastrous Gulf war and from neglect. It still remains a potent symbol for people of all faiths and will have an important role to play in the future. This account of Ur's past looks at both the ancient city and its evolution over centuries, and its archaeological interpretation in more recent times. From the 19th century explorers and their identification of the site of Mukayyar as the Biblical city of Ur, the study proceeds to look in detail at the archaeologist Leonard Woolley and his key discoveries during the 1920s and 30s. Using the findings as a framework and utilising the latest evidence from environmental, historical and archaeological studies, the volume explores the site's past in chronological order from the Ubaid period in the 5th millennium to the death of Alexander. It looks in detail at the architectural remains: the sacred buildings, royal graves and also the private housing which provides a unique record of life 4000 years ago. The volume also describes the part played by Ur in the Gulf war and discusses the problems raised for archaeologists in the war's aftermath.

The Middle East and North Africa

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Africa, North

Page: 1387

View: 3551

Includes "Who's who in the Middle East and North Africa."