Ancient remains found in Subbiya
Could be older than Failaka ruins: Professor
KUWAIT: Kuwait University (KU) professors believe that remnants found recently at an area located north of Kuwait could even be older than Failaka’s ruins, which date back to as early as 2,000 BC. The remnants found recently in Subbiya likely belong to civilizations that existed in the area, as they include what could be grave yards of nobles. “Through the science of antiquities, it became clear the area was inhabited because of the temple graveyards and houses “found there),” said Dr Ahmad Saeed, a history professor at KU.
Dr Saeed was one of many professors who accompanied history and antiquities students in a trip organized by the history department at KU to Subbiya last Saturday. Other professors include Dr Sultan Al-Duwaish, Researcher Dr Fahad Al-Wuhaibi, Dr Sayyed Mahfouz, Dr Faisal Al-Wazzan, Dr Ahmad Al-Hassan, Dr Hamad Al-Qahtani and Dr Mai Al-Shawad. Head of history department Dr Abdallah AlHajiri was also present.
Meanwhile, Dr Duwaish said that ostrich eggs were found in large quantities at the site, in addition to beads and mall amounts of clay. He said a seal was found that dates to the fourth millennium BC. History and antiquities experts will continue working on the site with hopes of revealing more information about the civilizations that could have inhabited the area, Dr Duwaish explained.
KUWAIT: Kuwait University history and antiquities professors and students examine a site in Subbiya where they say ancient remains were found.
Dr Sultan Al-Duwaish speaks during the students’ visit.