Kuwait: Kuwait’s National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) said that it has discovered tens of cemeteries and engraved items in a popular eastern resort on the shores of the Arabian Gulf.
The new discoveries are reminiscent of a Bronze Age culture, known as ‘Um Al Nar’, that existed around 2500BC in the area of modern-day United Arab Emirates and northern Oman, the director of NCCAL’s department of antiquities and museums, Sultan Al Duweish, told Kuwait News Agency (Kuna).
The area was at one point in time a vibrant trade zone that linked vast civilisations across eastern Saudi Arabia, he said.
The rare findings are the result of extensive archaeological surveys carried out on unexplored landscapes, Al Duweish added on Saturday.
On the purpose of such endeavours, the Kuwaiti official noted “they help to uncover the illustrious history of Kuwait, a nation whose soil has contributed immensely to the growth of human civilisation.”
Al Duweish said that the NCCAL had partnered with several renowned schools and institutes in its quest to locate hidden cultural gems