Sites & cities that bear the name of Al-Nejd


Today in : Oman
First trace of activity : ca. 1st century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 3rd century C.E

Description : Al-Nejd is an archaeological site in Ash Sharqiyah, Oman. It was a fortified village inhabited during the Samad Late Iron Age and possibly during Islamic times. The site was discovered in 2014 following the chance find of a coin by a local resident, and was then confirmed and dated by a team from the Ministry of Heritage and Culture. The site yielded the first tetradrachm of Abiel type, which was struck in what is now the United Arab Emirates. The coin is on display in the National Museum in Muscat. Al-Nejd is fortified, has a garden and is directly near a water course (wadi), all characteristics of the Samad Late Iron Age.

See on map ยป