Jeddah Historic District Program: The Discovery of 25.000 Fragments of Artifacts That Dates to the Early Islamic Era

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 4, 2024 /PRNewswire/ —¬†Jeddah Historic District Program in cooperation with the Heritage Commission announced the discovery of 25.000 fragments of artifacts, the oldest of which dates from the first two centuries AH (from the 7th to the 8th centuries AD). The fieldwork was conducted on 4 different sites: Othman bin Affan Mosque (may Allah be pleased with him), Al-Shona, the Eastern Moat, and a segment of the Northern Wall, under the framework of the Archeology Project which is supervised by Jeddah Historic District Program.

View of the interior of al Shona showing archaeological remains belonging to various historic phases.

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