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Iranica.com - PERSIAN GULF IN ANTIQUITY (7703 words)
Although remains dating to the 5th-3rd millennium BCE are well attested in the interior of Iran, they have yet to be positively identified on the Persian Gulf coast of the country, although a very Sumerian-looking statuette has been found on Kharg (K¨arg) island (Majidzadeh, 2003).
The late 3rd and early 2nd millennium BCE is well-represented on the western side of the Persian Gulf, with major settlements on Failaka (Faylaka) island, Kuwait (Højlund, 1987); on Tarut (Ta@rut) island, opposite the Qatif (al-Qatáif) oasis (Potts, 1989, pp.
In the early 2nd millennium BCE (Wadi Suq (Wa@di Suq) period in Oman) ceramic forms and fabrics change and simple wavy lines painted on storage jars, coupled with comb-incised decoration and raised shoulder ridges replace the often elegant fl-on-orange chevrons of the earlier period.
2nd millennium BC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1144 words)
The 2nd millennium BC marks the transition from the Middle to the Late Bronze Age.
The first part of the millennium is a time a bit less colorful than others, a lull in the history of Ancient Near East, still living in the shadow of greater past times, and spending all energies in trying to recuperate from the deeply anarchic situation that was at the turn of the millennium.
Near the end of the 2nd millennium BC, new waves of barbarians, riding on horseback this time, wholly destroyed the Bronze Age world, and were to be followed by waves of social changes that marked the beginning of very different times.
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