The funeral rites at Mleiha (Sharja-U.A.E.); the camelid graves


en Anthropozoologica 25-26 - Pages 725-736

Published on 01 June 1998

This article is a part of the thematic issue Proceedings of the 7th ICAZ International Meeting, Constance, September 1994

During the 1994 campaign of excavation in the interior site of Mleiha (Sharja, U.A.E.), a necropole contemporaneous of the Greco-Roman period has been exposed, tuming our attention to the priviliged statute of some animals. Several human graves were indeed associated with camelids graves. ln one case, one of the graves housed bath a Camelid and an Equid. Anthropological studies will throw light on the specific Man/Animal relationships, still little known in this part of the world.


United Arab Emirate, Mleiha, graves, camelid, equid, funerary rites

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