Araby the Blest: Studies in Arabian Archaeology
Archaeological exploration of the Arabic Peninsula is not a new phenomenon, but only in the last two decades or so, has it received the scholary attention it deserves. Surveys are now taking place in the entire region, and new excavations have begun in almost every country on the peninsula. This collection of articles on Arabian archaeology takes its place among many of the recent works on the subject, and the articles presented here contributes with both materials and ideas to the field of study. Contributions range from palaeography and prehistory to the Islamic conquest.
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The GraveGoods from Shimal Tomb 6 in Ras alKhaimah
Pottery of the Late Second Millennium B C from North West
Archaeology along the Spice Route of Yemen
The Salt Mine Site and the Hasaean Period of Northeastern
Arabia and the Kingdom of Characene
Two Inscriptions from Qaryat alFāw Mentioning Women
List of Contributors
abundant chaff Aden al-Qadim Arab archaeological Atlal Attambelos Bahrain bifacial Black paint black ware blue and white brown paint buff ware century B.C. ceramics Characene Charax coins common chaff common medium sand cream slip cream surfaces cream ware Dawasir decoration diam diameter 14 diameter 20 diameter 8 cm diameter unknown early Islamic Excavations flakes Gerrha glaze on interior greenish-cream ware grey core Hadhramaut Hajar Hasaean Hyspaosines inscription interior and exterior Iron Age Islamic Islamic period Kawd am-Saila Khanfar king Meredat Midianite moderate chaff moderate coarse sand moderate medium sand Oman Omani op.cit orange surfaces Parthian pottery Potts pre-Islamic Qaraw Qataban Qurayya Quseir al-Qadim Ras al-Khaimah red slip Rub al-Khali sand and common sand and moderate sherds slip on interior South Arabian spout Tayma Tihamah Timna tion Tomb vessels Vologases Vologases IV Wadi Wadi al-Jubah western Rub al-Khali Yemen Zarins