Sites & cities that bear the name of Hili Archaeological Park

Hili Archaeological Park

Today in : United Arab Emirates
First trace of activity : ca. 30th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 16th century B.C.E
Recorded names : حَدِيْقَة آثَار ٱلْهِيْلِي, Ḥadīqat Āthar Al-Hīlī

Description : Hili Archaeological Park (Arabic: حَدِيْقَة آثَار ٱلْهِيْلِي‎, romanized: Ḥadīqat Āthar Al-Hīlī) is the location of a Bronze Age site in Al Ain, Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. Hili is the largest Bronze Age site in the UAE and dates from the 3rd millennium BCE. Other remains include settlements, tombs, and a falaj dating from the Iron Age. Some of the site is located outside the park in a protected area. Finds from the site can be seen in the Al Ain National Museum in central Al Ain. The Hili Grand Tomb is a tower measuring 12 m (39 ft) in diameter that has been reconstructed. The tombs belong to the Umm al-Nar culture. In May 2019, the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture & Tourism reported that fingerprints about 3000 years old were found at Hili II. They apparently belonged to craftsmen who constructed a wall at the site.

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