NYUAD Talk: The Coral Masonry of Jezirat Al Hamra 2019 Education Event in Abu Dhabi
Organised by New York University Abu Dhabi Institute
DATE AND TIME
Mon, Nov 11, 2019, 06:30 PM – 08:00 PM
This seminar at NYAD Institute will introduce the audience to the fascinating village of Jezirat Al Hamra in Ras Al Khaimah, and a walk back through time to explore the evolution of the community. The event will also highlight the practice of coral masonry, using geochemical dating techniques to develop an understanding of this history of these structures and calculating the type and volume of corals that had been mined from the sea to support the expansion of this early urban setting.
Jezirat Al-Hamra represents a unique archaeological and architectural asset for the Emirates; the talk will be concluded with a brief discussion on the future of this unique development. This coastal village is a mysterious cluster of over 500 buildings, all of which were abandoned over a half a century ago. These buildings are almost entirely constructed from coral, and the unique architecture is a snapshot of life in the pre-oil history in the Emirates.
** The event is free and open to the public.
New York University Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi