The University of Ghent South East Arabian Archaeological Project Excavations at Ed Dur Umm Al Qaiwain United Arab Emirates Vol III A Temple of the Sun God Shamash and Other Occupational Remains at Ed Dur Emirate of Umm Al Qaiwain Uae Located on the coast of the Emirate of Umm al Qaiwain UAE the site of ed Dur is without doubt the largest coastal settlement of the late st c B C st c A D between Qatar and the promontory of Musan

  • Title: The University of Ghent South-East Arabian Archaeological Project: Excavations at Ed-Dur (Umm Al-Qaiwain, United Arab Emirates): 'Vol. III: A Temple of the Sun-God Shamash and Other Occupational Remains at Ed-Dur (Emirate of Umm Al-Qaiwain, Uae)'
  • Author: E. Haerinck
  • ISBN: 9789042923980
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Paperback
  • Located on the coast of the Emirate of Umm al Qaiwain UAE , the site of ed Dur is without doubt the largest coastal settlement of the late 1st c B.C 1st c A.D between Qatar and the promontory of Musandam Excavations at ed Dur by a team from Ghent University Belgium resulted in the discovery of the only known temple in SE Arabia for this period This temple is a pLocated on the coast of the Emirate of Umm al Qaiwain UAE , the site of ed Dur is without doubt the largest coastal settlement of the late 1st c B.C 1st c A.D between Qatar and the promontory of Musandam Excavations at ed Dur by a team from Ghent University Belgium resulted in the discovery of the only known temple in SE Arabia for this period This temple is a prime source and contributes to a better understanding of pre Islamic rituals and concepts in the region The small single roomed almost square structure was preserved to a height of than 2 meters, with outside walls decorated with fine plasterwork of marginally drafted ashlar masonry In the immediate vicinity of the sanctuary a well and several freestanding structures related to the cult were excavated as well as a rectangular stone basin on top of a stone socle An Aramaic inscription on the basin mentions the name of Shamash, indicating that the temple was built for the sun god Further, some altars, offering tables and numerous traces of large fires provide glimpses on pre Islamic religious beliefs in SE Arabia Inside the temple were found some Roman bronzes and a small statue of an eagle made of local limestone The publication presents the full excavation report as well as an analysis and interpretation of possible rituals that took place in and around the temple These rituals are equally reviewed against the very limited information we have on pre Islamic religion and practices in this region e.g the Ka ba at Mecca Besides the numerous tombs presented in a previous book Haerinck 2001 Excavations at ed Dur, Vol II The Tombs , remains such as domestic architecture, platforms, wells and other occupational remains were also excavated all across the site.

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