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Auteur(s) Jérôme ROHMER, Ahmed AL-JALLAD, Mahmoud AL-HAJIRI, Rozann AL KHATIB AL KONTAR, Tara BEUZEN-WALLER, Paul CALOU, Damien GAZAGNE, Kosmas PAVLOPOULOS
Date de publication2018
Titre complet de la publicationThe Thāj Archaeological Project: results of the first field season
Type de publicationChapitre dans un ouvrage
Titre de l'ouvrageProceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies.
Direction de la publicationCollectif
ÉditeurArchaeopress
Mention d'éditionn°48
Page(s)287-302
Langue du documentfrançais
RésuméLocated 90 km inland from the Gulf coast, west of modern al-Jubayl, Thāj is the largest ancient site known in eastern Arabia. It was a major hub of long-distance trade in the ‘Hellenistic’ period and in the first centuries AD. It has been known to Western scholarship since the beginning of the twentieth century, but only limited surveys and excavations have been carried out at the site so far. In 2016, an international archaeological project led by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), the CNRS (France), and Leiden University (Netherlands) was launched in order to conduct a comprehensive archaeological exploration of the site, including large-scale excavations and a wide array of specialized studies. This paper presents the results of the rst field season of this project, which took place in October–November 2016. These first results already shed new light on the ancient environment, layout, chronology, and material culture of Thāj.
Mots-clés (sujet)fortifications, Hasaitic
Mots-clés (période)‘Hellenistic’/late pre-Islamic period
Mots-clés (géographie)Thāj, archaeology of eastern Arabia and the Gulf

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Rohmer et al. 2018 : ROHMER (Jérôme), AL-JALLAD (Ahmed), AL-HAJIRI (Mahmoud), AL KHATIB AL KONTAR (Rozann), BEUZEN-WALLER (Tara), CALOU (Paul), GAZAGNE (Damien), PAVLOPOULOS (Kosmas) — The Thāj Archaeological Project: results of the first field season. In : Collectif — Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies. Oxford : Archaeopress, 2018, p. 287-302.