30 AVRIL 2018: Al-Henakiyah - Ras al-Jinz - Sichuan -






ARABIE SAOUDITE 822298 jpeg pagespeed ce ujz 6dgcho Al-Henakiyah - According to historians the Arab Peninsula is considered one of the richest in the world with rock inscriptions highlighting the existence of civilizations dated to a prehistoric period and even before writing was discovered. These inscriptions are found in Al-Henakiyah in Madinah, Shwimes and Wajba in Hael, both are listed among UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Arab Peninsula, of which Saudi Arabia constitutes 70 percent of the total land, is considered home to many civilizations and the cradle of prophecy, while the first migration in it started 17,000 years ago due to drought. The major areas in the Arab Peninsula which witnessed these migrations is Hael and Al-Jouf where archaeological findings included artifact dating back to the Middle Stone Age. The findings are analyzed according to a “C14” rock coding system which accurately helps identify the piece examined, reported the Saudi Press Agency. The findings also showed that certain kind of communication existed among these civilizations which lived in the Arab Peninsula and outside of it in 2300 AD. Some of the inscriptions found on the rocks include those of currencies, dams, graves, utensils, fences and writings. 


OMANOman 2 Ras al-Jinz - The Ministry of Heritage and Culture has revealed the results of the archaeological excavations at the Ras al-Jinz 3 (RJ3) site in Sur, considering it to be an important archaeological site that indicates settlements dating from the Neolithic Age to the end of the Third Millennium B.C. Excavations carried out by the Ministry, in cooperation with a French mission from the National Centre for Scientific Research at the RJ3 site for the first season revealed indications of the importance of the site, which the mission believes to be the commercial port of the Ras al-Jinz settlement. Among the finds dug up at the site is a locally made pottery fragment and pieces of stone vessels made of smooth stone, as well as copper tools and chisels used in the production of small beads, stone weights, and pendants, such as rings, various types of beads and part of a fossilised ostrich egg.


CHINE - Sichuan - Archaeologists have unearthed 335 stone tombs in southwest China's Sichuan Province, according to the Sichuan Provincial Cultural Relics and Archaeology Research Institute. The tombs were built from the late Neolithic age until the Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771 BC) in Huili County. Archaeologists have excavated eight spots, totaling 37,500 square meters, from sites likely to be affected by the Wudongde Hydropower Station, which is under construction in the lower reaches of the Jinshajiang River. More than 2,136 items made of ceramic, stone, copper, iron, bone and shells were found.