Archaeology of the Arabian Gulf, The

by Rice, Michael

The archaeological remains in the Gulf area are astounding, and still relatively unexplored. Michael Rice has produced the first up-to-date book, which encompasses all the recent work in the area. He shows that the Gulf has been a major channel of commerce for millennia, and that its ancient culture was rich and complex, to be counted with its great contemporaries in Sumer, Egypt and south-west Persia