Five mysterious interlocked UAE skeletons have been discovered in Umm Al Quwain at a neolithic cemetery dating back thousands of years.
Analysis of the bones reveals that the skeletons date back to the 6th millenium BC. Making them about 8,000 years old!
Further analysis revealed that the the skeletons were young males buried around the same time.
And, gruesomely for one of them, we can establish the cause of death as he has an arrow stuck in his ribcage. Ouch!
More skeletons in the UAE
This is far from the first discovery of ancient skeletons in the UAE, however.
Excavations a few years ago on Marawah Island in Abu Dhabi revealed several skeletons from the Late Stone Age.
And an archaeological survey carried out in 2012 found more than 20 major sites on the island including two villages.
And more recently, skeletons dating back 4,000 years were found in Ras Al Khaimah. The combination of a dry climate and the relatively unchanging landscape means that skeletons and some ruins are amazingly well preserved.
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