(1) Ancient Sumerian texts spoke of an enigmatic and distant country. Its so-called “black ships,” loaded with riches and valuable minerals, arrived in the Mesopotamia via the maritime trading routes. Archaeology now shows that the mythical country of Magan really did exist. (2) Featuring 23 outstanding films selected from 107 entries, The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival is in its 16th year as a leading competition. This preview offers a sample of the remarkably diverse topics and film styles represented by this year’s offerings.
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At the Confines of the Near East: The Modern Discovery of the Land of Magan (National Archaeological Museum of Spain)
Emirate of Sharjah (Wikipedia)