Ed-dour Archaeological Site – Souvenir Sheet


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 Ed-dour Archaeological Site

Emirates Post Group in collaboration with the Department of Tourism and Archaeology – Umm Al Quwain has issued a set of distinctive stamps and a souvenir sheet to commemorate Ed-dour Archaeological Site. 

Ed-Dour Archaeological Site is one of the largest local settlements on the coast of Umm Al Quwain dating back to the Roman era. 

The site covers around 2 square kilometres having flourished from the late first century BC to the third century AD. 

Considered to have been a commercial port as a main stopping point for commercial trips between south Mesopotamia, Persia, and India, it was mentioned in Greek and Roman sources as possibly the port of “Omana”. 

Ed-Dour Archaeological Site features many distinctive archaeological buildings like the Temple of the Sun God, the Defence Fort, several stone buildings, as well as collective and individual tombs.