Saturday, February 2, 2013

Al Ain National Museum - UAE

Abu Dhabi’s second city and heritage heartland of Al Ain in the emirate’s Eastern Region has become the first site in the United Arab Emirates to make it to UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
 UNESCO has cited Al Ain’s distinguished cultural sites and the geological, archaeological and historic importance of sites throughout the city. The ‘remarkable vestiges’ cited by UNESCO include circular stone tombs (dating circa 2500 B.C.), wells and a wide range of adobe constructions: residential buildings, towers, palaces and administrative buildings.

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One of those buildings is Al Ain National Museum, the oldest in the UAE. It is on the eastern side of the Al Ain Oasis, the largest oasis in Al Ain. It was built by the former UAE President, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The museum was inaugurated on 2 November 1971.
The museum has two main sections on ethnographic and archaeological aspects of the country, especially around Al Ain
This is a new UNESCO site in my collection and it was sent by Sapic.

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