In cooperation with the National Museum – Sultanate of Oman, Sharjah Museums Authority represented by Sharjah Archaeology Museum is hosting the " Omani Civilization: History and Development
" exhibition from 14 December 2022 to 7 June2023. The exhibition includes a collection of artefacts like fishing gear, weapons, clay and stone pots, ornaments, stamps, personal jewellery and farm equipment that tell the story of Omanis, from the dawn of time until the rise of Islam.
This collection of various artefacts is being displayed for the first time outside the Sultanate of Oman.
The exhibition falls under three themes arranged chronologically:
- First theme: Stone Age (125000 - 4000 B.C.)
This theme’s collection includes a number of stone tools like fishing gear which date back to 125000 years.
- Second theme: Bronze Age (3100- 1300 B.C.)
Displays a number of bronze artefacts like fishing gear, axes, personal jewellery including rare golden beads, stamps, soft stone pots in additions to local and imported pottery
- Third theme: Iron Age and last centuries just before Islam (1200 B.C. – 600 AD.)
Displays a special rare collection of stone artefacts that brings out the evolution of soft stone industry in addition to a rare collection of short daggers, bronze arrowheads and axes.
Among the most prominent pieces in this collection is a rare golden necklace that dates back to the period between 300 B.C. and 400 A.D.