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Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 11:02:21 EST
Remains of 7,500-year-old man found
Mon Dec 20, 2004
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Archaeologists in the United Arab Emirates have
found the remains of a 7,500-year-old man, the oldest skeleton found in the
country, the official WAM news agency has reported.
The skeleton was found buried on Marawah island, some 100 km (miles) off the
coast of the capital Abu Dhabi. The man was aged between 20 and 40 years.
It was buried facing east, indicating a sophisticated community lived on
Marawah, WAM quoted Peter Hellyer, executive director of the Abu Dhabi Islands
Archaeological Survey, as saying on Monday.
Excavations at the island, which have lasted several years, have also
unearthed remains of buildings and utensils. The UAE is located on the tip of the