Archeologists Discover Oldest ‘Pearl City’ In UAE – IOTW Report

Archeologists Discover Oldest ‘Pearl City’ In UAE

Frontpage: Archeologists have just announced the discovery of the oldest “Pearl City” – a city whose economy was based solely on pearl-diving – on the island of Siniyah that belongs to the United Arab Emirates. The story is here: “Archaeologists Discover Oldest Pearl City in the Gulf in the UAE,” i24 News, March 20, 2023:

Archaeologists on Monday claimed to have found the oldest pearl city in the Persian Gulf on an island off one of the northern Sheikhdoms of the United Arab Emirates.

The artifacts found on the island of Siniyah in Umm al-Quwain, which was probably home to thousands of people and hundreds of houses, date back to the region’s pre-Islamic period in the late 6th century.

This site then, which has been proudly announced by Emirati authorities to the world, dates from the pre-Islamic period known as the “Jahiliyah,” or Time of Ignorance. For many Muslims, that pre-Islamic period holds no interest, for it is seen as a veritable Dark Age before the Light of Islam. But in the UAE today, there is considerable excitement about any archeological finds from that very period. Recently, the UAE also found on the island a Christian monastery that is believed to be 1,400 years old, which would mean that it was built just as Islam was coming into being, across the Arabian Peninsula in Mecca and Medina. The attention given in the UAE to the Christiin monastery is a far cry from previous centuries, when interest in, or study of, anything dating from the pre-Islamic period was scorned. more

9 Comments on Archeologists Discover Oldest ‘Pearl City’ In UAE

  1. I have my own issues with the foul baubles of man’s vanity… but I’ve never quite understood pearls. I’d prefer 55 gallon drums of Guineas, Sovereigns, and the like…

  2. 70 years ago i lived in PEAR CITY,TH. TH id significnt. In ’52 I got all the same shots to go to Hawaii that I would get 15 years later to fight JFK’s war.
    Fot those <70. war buildup started late '61. Invasion – almost 300,000 sailors and Jarheads – hit the beach at Chu Lai Jan '63. I was at Chu Lai 4 times in '67 +68. Thank God I did not storm the beach in Jan 63. Men die just "practicing" amphib assult; but with ChiCom 50 Cal and rockets, and MIG 27's – thank you God.

  3. pre-Islamic period known as the “Jahiliyah,” or Time of Ignorance.

    I guess their ignorance stayed with them even unto this day. Sodom and Gomorrah occurred 3600 years ago, human nature has remained the same even with catastrophic destruction. Find me something like the Ark of the Covenant or Noah’s Ark. It may convert a few more folks.

  4. Izlam (another form of Nihilistic Totalitarianism – similar to Nazism, Fascism, Demonratism, Communism, Socialism, Progressivism, Satanic Pervertism, &c.) destroys everything it touches.

    Hence, the Arab world went from being the inventors of Algebra, Cosmology, Astrology (more akin to Astronomy), and some beautiful architecture to third-world shithole-ism brutally enforced by a Satanic Theology.

    mortem tyrannis
    izlamo delenda est …

  5. ^ Indeed. And yet Muslims routinely take credit for all those advances which were well underway before the founding of Islam which – then halted the cultural progress.


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