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WHAT IS HISTORY ?

History is the study of what happened in the past. We study history so we have a better understanding of when, why and how our ancestors did what they did and how we might learn from them. History can focus on important events and leaders, but can also tell the story of how everyday people lived. In this website we focus on the History of the United Arab Emirates and tell its rich story through ancient objects, written documents, and photographs.

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WHERE DO YOU FIND HISTORY
IN EVERYDAY LIFE?

History is all around us! It is in the stories our grandparents tell us about their lives, or written documents from that time. It can be seen in the ancient walls of buildings like Qasr Al Hosn, made when people used coral, plaster, and sand to construct magnificent buildings. Ancient objects found on archaeological digs are also important. Studying them tells us about the sort of society that existed thousands of years ago. Our understanding of history is always changing as new information becomes available.

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WHO STUDIES HISTORY ?

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Historian

A historian studies documents to understand what happened in the past. These documents include ancient books and diaries, newspapers, paintings as well movies and videos. They can also use ‘oral histories’, which are recordings of people talking about their own lives.

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Archaeologist

An archaeologist studies objects to understand what happened in the past. These objects can include ancient pieces of pottery, stone tools, animal bones or even shells. They find these objects on digs where they carefully remove them from the ground, taking note of what else was found at that site.

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Anthropologist

Anthropologists also study history. By talking to people and asking them about their lives, they can come to a better understanding of a society’s identity and traditions. They can also observe actions like dance to better understand a society’s history.

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Qasr Al Hosn

The first building in Abu Dhabi, established when the Bani Yas tribe moved to the island of Abu Dhabi in the 18th century and established it as an economic center.

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DISCOVER HISTORICAL LOCATIONS

Qasr Al Hosn

The first building in Abu Dhabi, established when the Bani Yas tribe moved to the island of Abu Dhabi in the 18th century and established it as an economic center.

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History of the Emirates Series

Stretching back 125,000 years and culminating in the union in 1971, History of the Emirates profiles the early foundations of a modern country in an informative and entertaining documentary series. The international version of the series, narrated by Academy Award winner, Jeremy Irons, is now available for online streaming.
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