Sakamkam

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Sakamkam
Sakamkam is located in United Arab Emirates
Sakamkam
Sakamkam
Coordinates: 25°10′25″N 56°20′1″E / 25.17361°N 56.33361°E / 25.17361; 56.33361Coordinates: 25°10′25″N 56°20′1″E / 25.17361°N 56.33361°E / 25.17361; 56.33361
Country United Arab Emirates
Emirate Fujairah
Elevation
131 m (433 ft)

Sakamkam is a wadi and settlement in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Sakamkam Fort is located here.

The area is located some 7km north of the city of Fujairah. Archaeological finds here have been particularly rich, with some 126 burials located, including oval, circular and the characteristic Wadi Suq period figure-of-eight burial. A number of Late Islamic period ceramics have also been found in the wadi, dating from the 15th-18th centuries.[1]

Surveys of the burials and settlement remains in the wadi started in the 1980s, by a Swiss team. Further surveys were requested in 2001 and 2002 by utility companies installing infrastructure[2] and were carried out by the Abu Dhabi Islands Archaeological Survey, ADIAS.[3]

References

  1. ^ Reporter, Anupa Kurian, Staff (2003-08-02). "Who lived here before we came?". GulfNews. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  2. ^ Beech, Mark. "ADIAS Occasional Newsletter - June 2003". www.adias-uae.com. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  3. ^ http://www.enhg.org/portals/1/trib/V13N1/TribulusV13N1Searchable.pdf


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