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Re: Tayma (was [ANE-2] Unexamined sites)

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  • David Hall
    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 ... From:
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 2, 2009
      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)
      To: ane-2@yahoogroups.com
      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.

      -Chuck Jones-
      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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