Previous Visits to Dhat Ras

March 2004
Near Eastern Archaeology;Mar2004, Vol. 67 Issue 1, p16
Academic Journal
The article presents information on previous visits to Dhat Ras. Several early explorers visited Dhat Ras and wrote about their discoveries in traveler's journals or in published articles. Irby and Mangles visited the site in the early 1800s and provided the earliest description. They comment on the existence of the small temple and other ruins but do not give any details or a description of the buildings. Mauss and Sauvaire provide the first detailed description of Dhat Ras, which comes from the writings of their 1866 visit. They reported the existence of ruins belonging to two buildings, one of which was the small temple. Their work provides the earliest photos of Dhat Ras, including a photo of the small temple.


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