Riyadh: Antiquities found on Farasan Island in Saudi Arabia The Saudi Heritage Commission announced that artifacts dating back to the second and third centuries AD have been recovered from an archaeological site on Farasan Island. This discovery is part of the excavation work carried out by Saudi and French researchers in collaboration with the University of Paris.
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Artifacts found here include a Roman-era shield made of copper plates and another type of shield popular between the 1st and 3rd centuries AD. It includes statues and figures made of stone. Archaeological survey of the area was started in 2011.
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