Fujairah’s Tourism and Antiquities Department releases the book ‘The Archeology and History of Fujairah’

The Fujairah Tourism and Antiquities Department has released the book “The Archeology and History of Fujairah”, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah.

The second in the series of books on the natural history of Fujairah initiated by the Fujairah Environment Authority, The Archeology and History of Fujairah, written by Dr. Michele Ziolkowski, is a beacon of knowledge. It traces the chronology of the emirate from the Paleolithic to the mid-twentieth century, providing a comprehensive examination of Fujairah’s varied archaeology.

Rich in photographs, drawings and maps, this book highlights how the ancient population lived and prospered by working with the local environment. It covers topics ranging from stone tools to gravestone mounds, fortifications to villages and petroglyphs, providing a wealth of information to students, archaeologists or anyone interested in the history of Fujairah.

This book is the result of extensive environmental research projects and archaeological and historical research initiatives led by HH Sheikh Mohammed as part of the Emirate’s highly ambitious vision. It also reflects his continued dedication and commitment to this series and the Fujairah Government’s broader environmental initiatives.

One of the main highlights of the book is the mention of previously unpublished new archaeological information, such as the details of the Paleolithic site at Jebel Kaf Addor.

The book has been peer-reviewed by academics and is divided into twelve chapters discussing the rich archaeological heritage of the Emirates.