Where was the discovery of the monastery
UAE officials announced on Thursday that a very ancient Christian monastery spread across the Arabian Peninsula, which was built before the advent of Islam, has been discovered. This Christian monastery has been discovered on an island off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. According to the UAE government, the Christian monastery has been discovered at Umm al-Quwain near the Persian Gulf, which is part of the sand dune Sheikhdome. The monastery is named Siniyah Island Monastery and sheds new light on the history of early Christianity along the Persian Gulf coast. This Christian monastery is the second monastery discovered in the United Arab Emirates, which is about 1400 years old.
Oil was discovered in the desert
The area in which the Christian monastery was discovered, long before its desert expansion, gave rise to a thriving oil industry in the United Arab Emirates, which earned the United Arab Emirates its place in the world’s wealthiest countries and today in Dubai. The built skyscrapers testify to this. At the same time, after the discovery of this monastery, it is known that before the spread of Islam in these areas, people of Christianity must have resided in these areas. The earlier monastery was discovered in 1990. Historians believe that, after the rise of Islam, the Christians living in these areas were converted and then gradually the monasteries here were forgotten and then one day everyone forgot about these monasteries.
The remains of the Christian monastery that have been discovered have been found in the shape of an aisle church, while separate rooms were made for the process of Baptism. The meaning of Baptism is the process of converting people of other religions to Christianity. At the same time, many such monasteries have been found in this monastery, which may have been used for church events and bread making. At the same time, many small rooms have also been found inside the monastery, about which archaeologists believe, that the priests of Christianity may have done in those rooms for the worship of God and for rest. At the same time, gradually the number of Christians started decreasing in this area and then today Christians have become a minority in these areas.
What did the explorers say?
Timothy Power, an associate professor of archeology at United Arab Emirates University who helped discover the Christian monastery, said the UAE is today a “melting pot of nations”. He said that, ‘This is really a story to be told, because something like this must have been happening here more than a thousand years ago.’ The monastery is located on Siniyah Island, near the Khor al-Bida swamp in Umm al-Quwain, about 50 kilometers (30 mi) northeast of Dubai along the Persian Gulf coast. The island is also called Flashing Light in the UAE, possibly due to the influence of the white-hot sun above it.
The monastery was between 534 and 656
According to the report, carbon dating found that the monastery was located between 534 and 656 and that the Prophet Muhammad of Islam was born around 570 and died in 632 after conquering Mecca in present-day Saudi Arabia. It was done A second building of four rooms has also been found next to this monastery, which archaeologists estimate, that this building may have been of the bishop of the monastery. Along with this, a room for cooking has also been found in the building. At the same time, historians believe that such ancient monasteries were spread in the Persian Gulf and Oman as well as in India.
trade was done through monasteries
At the same time, the explorers believe that many such monasteries have been discovered in Middle Eastern countries, which are Muslim nations in today’s era. Such monasteries have also been discovered in Iraq, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Earlier the monastery that was discovered in the United Arab Emirates was done on Sir Bani Yes Tweep. In the discovery made during that time, archaeologists found the remains of eight different houses in the vicinity of that monastery, which historians believe that people may have lived in them. At the same time, many historians believe that trade with India must have been done through these monasteries.