Doha digs into its past
A team of archaeologists from Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) is unearthing Doha’s historic past in a large area of the city before the land is used for a Doha Metro station.
Since December, archaeologists have been excavating the area between Souq Waqif and Qubib Mosque.
The area is one of the oldest parts of the city, now designated by Qatar Rail for Doha Metro station.
Important discoveries about the country’s history have been made through the findings already uncovered, from painted architectural elements to coins and pottery.
University College London in Qatar (UCL-Q) is assisting with the project and supporting documentation of the findings.
Findings include shards of porcelain and pottery, animal bones, and jewellery, providing precious information about the founders of Doha.
Excavations continue until February 15 and discoveries will be studied by the team from QMA and UCL-Q over the coming months.
Source: The Peninsula