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Fulayj : a late Sasanian fort on the Arabian coast.

al-Jahwari, N.S. and Kennet, D. and Priestman, S. and Sauer, E. (2018) 'Fulayj : a late Sasanian fort on the Arabian coast.', Antiquity., 92 (363). pp. 724-741.


Archaeological evidence for a Sasanian presence in the ‘Uman region of Eastern Arabia is sparse. Recent excavations at the site of Fulayj in Oman have, however, revealed it to be a Late Sasanian fort, the only securely dated example in Arabia, or indeed on the western shores of the Indian Ocean more generally. AMS dating supports the ceramic chronology proposed for the site, demonstrating occupation until the Islamisation of South-eastern Arabia in the early seventh century AD, and also briefly into the very Early Islamic period. Fulayj fort provides new insights into Sasanian military activities during this crucial period of Arabian history.

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Date accepted:06 September 2017
Date deposited:19 September 2017
Date of first online publication:27 June 2018
Date first made open access:19 September 2017

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