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MUFONET-BBS GROUP - MUTUAL UFO NETWORK ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS - WIRE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 旼컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴커 =START= XMT: 07:39 Tue Mar 17 EXP: 08:00 Wed Mar 18 쿌N EIGHT-METER-TALL BRONZE AGE TOWER DISCOVERED IN SOUTHERN 쿒ULF 쿎AIRO (MARCH 17) XINHUA - AN EIGHT-METER-TALL TOWER WHICH 쿚NCE LOOMED OVER THE SOUTHERN PERSIAN GULF IN THE 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES WAS RECENTLY DISCOVERED BY AN AUSTRALIAN 쿌RCHAEOLOGY TEAM, REPORTS REACHING HERE SAID TODAY. 쿟HE FORTIFIED STONE AND MUD-BRICK TOWER WAS THE LARGEST 쿍RONZE AGE BUILDING IN THE ARABIAN PENINSULA, SAID SYDNEY 쿢NIVERSITY PROFESSOR DAN POTTS, WHO HEADED THE DIG IN AN 쿌REA OF THE PERSIAN GULF KNOWN AS THE PIRATE COAST AT THAT 쿟IME. 쿟HE FORT, BUILT AROUND 2500 BC IN THE BRONZE AGE AND 쿚CCUPIED UNTIL AROUND 400-300 BC, IS LOCATED AT TELL ABRAQ 쿔N UMM AL QAIWAIN IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, POTTS SAID. 쿟HE SEA HAS RECEDED FROM THE TOWER, LEAVING IT ABOUT SEVEN 쿖ILOMETERS FROM THE GULF'S SOUTHERN COAST, BUT THE WAVES 쿚NCE WOULD HAVE BEEN JUST A FEW HUNDRED METERS AWAY. "THIS WOULD HAVE RISEN UP LIKE A GIANT MONSTER ON THE 쿎OAST," POTTS SAID OF THE TOWER, WHICH IS 40 METERS ACROSS. 쿛OTTS, WHO LED A SIX-MEMBER TEAM, HAVE JUST RETURNED TO 쿞YDNEY FROM EXCAVATING AT TELL ABRAQ IN THE UAE. 쿛AINTED POTTERY, FISHHOOKS, FISHBONES, DECORATED SOAPSTONE 쿍OXES, BRONZE WEAPONS, CARVED SEALS, SMOOTH STONE CUBES FOR 쿘EASURING WEIGHT AND BURNED DATE STONES WERE FOUND ON THE 쿞ITE WHICH COVERS AN AREA OF FOUR HECTARES. 쿌NALYSIS OF THESE FINDS INDICATE THAT TELL ABRAQ WAS ONCE 쿟HE MAJOR TRADING AND POLITICAL CENTER OF A REGION KNOWN AS 쿘AGAN, WHICH HAD CONTACTS AS FAR AFIELD AS MESOPOTAMIA AND 쿔RAN, POTTS SAID. =END=

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