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Title: Central Arabia during the early Hellenistic period, with particular reference to the site of al-'Ayun in the area of al-Aflaj in Saudi Arabia
Author: Al-Saud, Abdullah Saud
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1991
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This thesis deals with the site of al-'Ayun in the area of al-Aflaj in Central Arabia as one of the Early Hellenistic sites in the region. The specific objectives of this work are; 1- identifying more precisely the date of the settlement, 2- exposing the nature and position of the al-'Ayun settlement in relation to the ancient trading route between the Yemen in south Arabia and Gerrha on the eastern coast of Arabia, and 3- trying to find any evidence of the relationship between the three components of the site; that is the settlement, the irrigation system, and the tumulus field. In order to achieve our objectives, and because of the rarity of information about the site, two field excavations were necessary. The first excavation took place between March and May 1988, and the second excavation took place between April and May 1989. The core of this study relies on the information gathered from the excavations.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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