Thanks for the update. I had read a PHD thesis by an Arab who dug at Taima, but was unaware of the more recent large scale digs.
David Q. Hall
--- On Wed, 4/1/09, cejo@... <cejo@...> wrote:
From: cejo@... <cejo@...>
Subject: Tayma (was [ANE-2] Unexamined sites)
Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 3:34 PM
For the archaeology of Tayma have a start with : http://www.dainst. org/index_ 3258_en.html
"The Archaeology of the Oasis Tayma: Continuity and Change of Subsistence in the arid north-western
region of the Arabian Peninsula from the Neolithic to Islamic periods" is a joint-project of the
General Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, Riyadh, and the German Archaeological Institute,
Berlin. Regular seasons of excavation have been conducted since 2004
It includes a reasonably comprehensive bibliography on the site.
http://ancientworld online.blogspot. com/
---- Original message ----
>Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 11:41:43 -0700 (PDT)
>From: David Hall <dqhall59@yahoo. com>
>Subject: [ANE-2] Unexamined sites
>To: ANE <ane-2@yahoogroups. com>
> Might be interesting to date the earliest strata of the Al Uula oasis in the Northern
> Arabian desert. It was also known as Hegra. By some theories it was the Iron Age
> II Dedan. By another theory it was the realm of the legendary Sheba, queen of the
> south. The Taima oasis may have been occupied as early as the 8th century B.C.
> according to an Assyrian inscription. Exact dates of occuption for the Taima oasis in
> Northern Arabia are also unknown. The area was closed to tourists the last time I
> checked with the Saudi embassy.
> David Q. Hall
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