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Rare antiquities found in eastern Kuwaiti coast
March 25, 2018, 9:09 am
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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.

The NCCAL official went on to reveal that the council has partnered with a number of renowned schools and institutes in its quest to locate hidden cultural gems.

Source: KUNA

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