Inspired by the book Hidden in the Sands: Uncovering Qatar’s Past by Frances Gillespie and Faisal Al-Naimi, and with the support of Maersk Oil (Qatar), the site you are about to enter is fun-filled, action-packed and educational, and will open your eyes to the archaeological treasures of the region.

Find out how archaeologists work, discover what lies beneath the sands and seas and rocks of Qatar, and learn how these artefacts are excavated and conserved.

Packed with information and facts, photographs and diagrams, puzzles and a game, a teachers’ guide and worksheets, and with links to other fascinating sites of related interest, there is something here for everyone – for the student, the teacher, the interested layman and the seasoned archaeologist.

Start your voyage of discovery now with an audio introduction by the author:


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