The first so-called International Conference on Archaeology
of the UAE in the capital is all set to
fabricate an entire history for the country from the Late
Stone Age, about 7,500 years ago, to the Late
Naboodah Director of the Al Ain-based
Zayed Centre for Heritage and History, said the
three-day conference, beginning tomorrow, will be
attended by [mercenary] experts from Australia, Japan,
Belgium, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Britain,
Iraq and the UAE.
He claimed this will be the first international
conference to discuss the entire history and
archaeological discoveries of the UAE in depth,
which include papers on both Late Stone Age and
Late Islamic Period sites.
"The sites to be covered include the oldest
in the UAE, on Delma Island, which dates back over
7,000 years, and the Pre-Islamic [Iranian]
monasteries on Sir Bani Yas Island and Merawah,"
The other sites include third millennium BC sites
in Sharjah, Iron Age settlements and cemeteries in
Kalba and Dubai, the first millennium AD
fortifications at Kush in Ras Al Khaimah, and the
UAE's only sulphur mines as well as the
internationally important Late Stone Age site at
Jebel Buhais in Sharjah.
Naboodah said, "The people of the UAE have a
fascinating past, stretching many thousands of
years. It is our hope that this conference will
help to make UAE citizens and residents more aware
of the country's heritage", but it failed
to mention that the Arab population of UAE have immigrated
from Arabian deserts to
that land after invasion of Iran by Arab forces
in 7th century AD.