A village from the seventh century has been found close to the shores of the Arabian Gulf. In the village, twenty houses, five water sources, earthenware objects with inscriptions, broken scissors and shells have been found. The village is not mentioned in any history book and more research is therefore necessary.
"With the materials we have found in the area, such as ceramic pottery and other works of art, it is very easy to determine the period from which they come," says expert Ali I. Al-Ghabban. The village dates from the early days of Islam.
“The Department of Antiquities has known about this area for more than thirty years. We discovered it in 1977, but the real excavation began three months ago. (...) We start an excavation if all factors are right. This was the right time to work on this area, so we did it. "
“We have discovered twenty houses to date. We hope to find even more. They are detached houses with four or five rooms each. What is very common in these houses is the special room for storing dates. The floors of these rooms are wrinkle-like. These people kept their dates here and collected the juice from these dates using the hardened wrinkles. ”
In addition, each block has its own water source. “We have discovered five sources to date. We do not know whether they still contain water, but we will find out at a later stage. ”
Below you can see some pictures of the village. These photos are made by Siraj Wahab. For more photos you can visit his blog by clicking here.
Here you can see the wrinkle-like foundation of the floors that were used to remove dates from their juice.