The Marawah Vase: Archaeological Discovery of the Arabian Gulf
Wednesday 30 January | 6pm
Talk | 60 min | English, with simultaneous translation to Arabic and French
As part of Roads of Arabia: Archeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia, join us in a lecture with Dr Mark Beech, who will bring us on the journey of how the Marawah vase was unearthed in one of the oldest villages discovered in the United Arab Emirates. This vase was originally manufactured in Southern Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq) and was traded down the Arabian Gulf. What was the vase used for? How did it arrive here? What was life like at that time in the region? Louvre Abu Dhabi hosts The Marawah Vase: Archaeological Discovery of the Arabian Gulf to discuss these interesting finds.
Dr Mark Jonathan Beech has a Bachelor of Sciences honours degree in Archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London (1982-1985), a Masters degree in Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoeconomy from the Department of Archaeology at the University of Sheffield (1986-1987), and a Phd in Archaeology from the Department of Archaeology at the University of York, UK (1998-2001). Dr Beech has been involved in archaeological research in the UAE for the past 25 years, being Senior Resident Archaeologist for the Abu Dhabi Islands Archaeological Survey from 1994-2006, then Cultural Landscapes Manager at the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage from 2006-2012 and then Head of Coastal Heritage and Palaeontology at the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority from 2012-2017. Since 2018 he is Head of Archaeology for the Al Dhafra and Abu Dhabi Capital Area regions in the Historic Environment Department at the Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT Abu Dhabi).