The exhibition, titled "From Site to Museum: The Journey of an Archaeological Artefact", will run until
It will be presented in three main sections: The first will depict archaeologists' discovery of a find, and how the artefact is cleaned, processed, and carefully prepared for transport from the excavation site.
The second will follow its journey to the lab and introduce visitors to the technology used by experts to clean, restore, validate and date the artefact, as well as research its original purpose in the context of the time and culture from which it was first used.
The last section will showcase how the artefact is placed in its final resting place as part of the museum's permanent collection.
SMD claims this serves as the oldest proof of human life within the
Multiple sites have been discovered in the emirate over the last four decades. SAM currently houses around 90,000 rare artefacts, including currency, weaponry, jewellery, agricultural tools, and crockery.
"This exhibition takes visitors behind the scenes of an archaeological site — from the excitement of finding an artefact, to the detailed process of restoration, up to the moment an artefact is interpreted and displayed on view to the public."
She added: "
The opening was attended by
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