Mleiha Visitors Centre Sharjah

Archaeological Setworks Exhibit

Brief/Challenges

Work has begun at one of the largest archaeological sites in Sharjah where Mleiha Visitors Centre is currently being built to introduce the site, which includes the pre-Islamic Umm Al Nar tomb to tourists who will be able to visit. The 125,000 hectare site at Mleiha has shown evidence of findings from the late Iron Age, the Hellenistic and Post Hellenistic periods and the majority of items to go on display have come from the tomb there.

Work has begun at one of the largest archaeological sites in the region that will, by the end of the year, be opened as an ecotourism destination. Work has begun at one of the largest archaeological sites in the region that will, by the end of the year, be opened as an ecotourism destination. A visitor’s centre is being built, from where tourists will be able to take tours of the pre-Islamic Umm Al Nar tomb. 

Commission

Paragon’s commission is to design and build three archaeological setworks exhibits which replicate three separate tomb excavations. This includes 5 human skeletons which were found together in one site; an Iron Age rock shelter tomb with funerary goods and a tomb containing a camel and horse burial.

Our Client: Shaboury & Associates JLT

Designed by: Shaboury & Associates JLT and Paragon Creative

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