Since 2009 the Italian archaeological mission in Saudi Arabia is going on with archaeological research in Dumat al-Jandal. Since 2016 the study is focusing on the excavation of the Islamic core of the site, revolving around the so-called ‘Umar mosque and Marid castle, mainly devoted to the transitional period betwen the Late Antique and early Islamic era. The urban area under analysis, the ad-Dira’ district, stands as one of the best preserved Islamic architectonic evidence of Norther Arabia: supported by The Barakat Trust, from 2021 the excavation of ad-Dira’, involving the residential buildings, intents to investigate the transitional period between the VI and VII cent., as well as to promote restoration activities and fruition perspectives.
About the Author: Mick Denton
Over 30 years of experience in the public and voluntary sector, supporting a wide range of voluntary organisations and groups to achieve future sustainability. 20 years of consultancy advice related to organisational and strategic development of charities and social enterprises, enabling them to achieve their full potential through engagement, facilitation and strategic planning as well as a focus on change and transformation management. Mick is a Full Certificated Member MInstF (Cert) of the professional body, the Institute of Fundraising, Member of the Consultants for Good network and Lloyds Bank Foundation consultant. He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Professional Diploma in Management from the Open University Business School, UK.