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Qarn Bint Saud - (32)

This large rock outcrop measures some 800 x 200 m and stands c. 60 m tall. It is located c. 15 km to the north of the Al Ain oasis offers a fantastic view of the desert surrounding it. Like a scaled down Jebel Hafit, Qarn Bint Saud has always been visible from a distance and seems to have attracted the pre-modern inhabitants of the region in all periods. Graves of the type found at Jebel Hafit and Jebel Emalah, dating to c. 3000 BC, stand at the base of Qarn Bint Saud, while graves of the second millennium BC, contemporary with those at Qattarah and Ghalilah, stand on its flat-topped summit, as do graves of the first millennium contemporary with Awhala or Muweilah. Several kilometres west of Qarn Bint Saud, nestled in the dunes to the west of the rock outcrop, is a mudbrick village, inundated by sand, like the ones at Rumeilah, al-Madam and al-Thuqaibah.

Qattarah - (33)
In the early 1970s a Shimal-type long tomb was excavated by an Iraqi team at Qattarah, a neighbourhood in Al Ain in the interior of Abu Dhabi. The tomb at Qattarah was one of the very first tombs of second millennium BC date excavated in the Emirates. The material from this excavation is stored and, to some extent, displayed in the Al Ain Museum. Among the most notable finds is a gold ornament consisting of a double-headed, single-bodied animal. Similar finds are known from the sites of Dhayah in northern Ra's al-Khaimah and Bidya in northern Fujairah. These were probably worn as a large medallion in a necklace.

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