Saudi Gazette report
RIYADH — The Saudi Heritage Fee introduced the most recent discoveries on the Al-’Abla archaeological web site within the Asir area, which is taken into account as one of the crucial essential historic mining websites within the south of the Kingdom.
These discoveries got here throughout the seventh season of the scientific mission of the archaeological excavation venture, which is an extension of what was revealed within the earlier six seasons that highlighted the significance of the positioning positioned in Bisha Governorate, Asir area.
The archaeological discoveries on the Al-’Abla archaeological web site included a number of issues, comparable to architectural options that comprise residential and industrial items, which a few of its partitions and flooring are distinguished by being coated with gypsum.
The scientific crew has additionally found a water reservoir beneath some architectural items on the web site, which was used for rainwater retention.
This method depends on constructing roofs in a means that permits rainwater to be conveyed by way of gypsum-lined channels, or by way of pottery channels to succeed in the reservoirs under the rooms to learn from them when wanted.
Oval-shaped water basins which can be coated from the within with an insulating materials that permits water to be saved and used have been found too, along with various pottery stoves.
The crew has discovered numerous stone instruments, comparable to hammerstones, grinders, along with querns in numerous sizes and varieties.
Pottery shards comparable to items of our bodies, rims, handles of vessels product of pottery and steatite have been additionally among the many discoveries.
Probably the most distinguished archaeological finds on the web site have been glass vials, steel items, components of oxidized bronze vessels, rings, beads product of ivory, along with treasured stones.