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The oldest known natural pearl was discovered in a Neolithic site at Abu Dhabi.
Archaeologists found the pearl, on the site, Marawah Island, off the coast of Africa. The gem was first discovered in the Neolithic site which has been carbon-dated to around 5800 B. C., 5600) b) c) in accordance with the Abu Dhabi Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
“The discovery of the fact that the pearls and the oysters that were used in the united arab emirates (uae [United Arab Emirates] for nearly 8000 years ago, and it is the oldest known evidence for a sparkling yet been discovered anywhere in the world,” he said in a statement.
THE MYSTERIOUS, 3,000-YEAR-OLD FINGERPRINTS WERE FOUND ON THE OLD SITE
Beads were used for ornamental purposes during the late Neolithic period.
“The Abu Dhabi Pearl, a stunning find, as a witness to the ancient origins of our relationship with the sea,” said Mohammed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of Abu Dhabi’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism, in a statement.
The oldest known natural pearl was discovered on Marawah Island, Abu Dhabi.
For the first time, discovered in 1992, and the Neolithic site on Marawah Island is made up of a number of buried stone structures. Other finds at the site include the imported ceramic vases, flint arrow-heads, shell and stone beads, and fragments of painted plaster vessels, together with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism said.
In 2018, an archaeological site on Marawah Island, turned out to be an old “house of the dead” – that is, according to The National.
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The gem was first discovered in a Neolithic site.
Earlier this year the mysterious, 3,000-year-old fingerprints were found on the stones, on the Hili 2 in Abu Dhabi, which is part of the Al Ain UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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