Discover the journey of the oldest complete vessel ever discovered in the UAE at Louvre Abu Dhabi

  • The Marawah Vase: Archaeological Discovery of the Arabian Gulf lecture is part of Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia exhibition
  • Last few days to see the exhibition, which closes on 16 February
  • The lecture by Dr Mark Jonathan Beech, Head of Archaeology of Al Dhafra and Abu Dhabi, in the Historic Environment Department at the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), discusses the journey of one of the oldest pieces of pottery to be discovered in the UAE
    The Marawah Vase, Around 5500 BCE, Painted Terracotta, Marawah

    Louvre Abu Dhabi will be hosting a lecture by Dr Mark Jonathan Beech, Head of Archaeology of Al Dhafra and Abu Dhabi, in the Historic Environment Department at the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), titled “The Marawah Vase: Archaeological Discovery of the Arabian Gulf” on 30 January at 6pm in the museum Auditorium.

     

    The lecture, which is part of the “Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia” exhibition, will explore the journey of a Marawah vase, which was unearthed in one of the oldest villages discovered in the United Arab Emirates. Dr. Beech will uncover the history of the vase, which was originally made in Southern Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq) and later traded down the Arabian Gulf about 8,000 years ago. He will discuss life at that time in the region, explain the uses the vase would have had and how it arrived in this part of the world.

     

    The Marawah Vase is the oldest complete vessel to be discovered in the UAE.

     

    Louvre Abu Dhabi’s current exhibition,Roads of Arabia: Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia”, explores the rich history of the Arabian Peninsula through archaeological and cultural artefacts, including a selection of rare pieces from the United Arab Emirates. The exhibition, which has previously toured cities around the world, closes in Abu Dhabi on 16 February.

    Visitors can book a “Roads of Arabia” guided exhibition tour and explore the archaeological artworks and masterpieces illustrating an unprecedented panorama of different cultures that occupied the Arabian Peninsula from prehistory to the modern era.

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