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Ed-Dur

Ancient city and archaeological site in the UAE / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Ed Dur, also known as Al Dour and Ad Dour (Arabic: ٱلدُّوْر, romanized: Ad-Dūr, lit.'The Houses')[1][2] is an Ancient Near Eastern City, today located in Umm Al Quwain, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).[3] One of the largest archaeological sites in the emirates,[4] comprising an area of some 5 km2 (1.9 sq mi), the coastal settlement overlooks Al Beidha Lake. One of the most important archaeological finds in the UAE, and closely associated with the inland trading centre of Mleiha, Ed Dur has been dubbed 'one of the most significant lost cities of Arabia'.[5]

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Ed-Dur
ٱلدُّوْر
The site of the Ancient Near Eastern City of Ed-Dur today. It thrived in the 1st century CE as a coastal port and city that traded across the ancient world.
Shown within United Arab Emirates
Alternative nameEd-Dour[1]
LocationUmm Al Quwain, the UAE
RegionEastern Arabia
Coordinates25°31′20″N 55°37′34″E
TypeSettlement
Part ofUmm Al-Quwain
Area5 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
History
Foundedc.1894 BCE
Abandonedc.AD 1000
Site notes
Public accessYes
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