Fuwairit – University of Copenhagen

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On the northeastern coast of Qatar lies another important historical site, which QIAH has recently begun to investigate. Fuwairit is a large settlement, which may date back to the 16th century. It rose to prominence during the 19th century when the al-Thani family resettled here from the northwest coast of Qatar.


Archaeological work at Fuwairit has concentrated on creating a complete map of the site and systematically collecting surface artefacts. In the future, excavations will be carried out to better understand the chronology and development of this important settlement.