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UAE To Celebrate The 50th Anniversary Of The Archaeological Excavations

HE Bilal Al Badoor, the Executive Director of Culture and Arts at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development, has announced the convening of the Second Archaeology Conference and the 10th Scientific Forum of the history and archaeology society in the GCC countries from March 1 to 3, 2009 in Abu Dhabi. The event, which will be celebrated under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Presidential Affairs, marks the 50th anniversary of the commencement of the work on excavations and archaeological discoveries in the UAE. Al Badoor said that the ministry is keen to ensure that this occasion will be celebrated in cooperation with concerned authorities in all emirates. He added that a press conference, exhibitions in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah will be held to mark the event. More than 170 scholars will attend and 23 research papers will be presented. Photographs and map exhibitions showing the successive periods of explorations in the UAE will be held, as well as the latest archaeological books.

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