Ibri: Archaeological excavations carried out by a joint team from the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism and archaeological researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and New York University in Abu Dhabi, resulted in discoveries at the archaeological site of Bat in the Governorate of A’Dhahirah.
These discoveries include houses along a slope overlooking a Wadi. The other archaeological site is located southeast of the archeological site of Bat around an area where rainwater has accumulated since a very long time. These houses seem similar at first glance, but in reality they are completely different because they are located in radically different ecological zones.
Ancient stoves, ovens, and burnt seeds were also found within the excavated settlements.
The researchers believe that these finds contain valuable data that can help understand how people lived during the Umm an-Nar period, and how they were able to thrive at the Bat site for nearly 1,000 years.
The archaeological site of Bat, Al Khatm and Al Ain is located in the Governorate of A’Dhahirah in the Wilayat of Ibri. It represents an outstanding model for the settlements of the third millennium BC as they include the largest gathering of archaeological towers and tombs from this era. For its exceptional importance, the site was included on the World Heritage List in 1988.