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Excellent background introduction to the Gulf Arabian area.
on June 24, 1997
Looking for Dilmun is based on the first extensive archaeological investigations conducted along the southwest coast of the Arabian Gulf over a 12 year period from 1953. Its main strength is that it is not just a report on research findings of the expeditions. The book also presents a simple introduction to archaeology mixed with an explanation of the discovery of an unknown civilisation. It is easy to read and written in a style that conveys the character of the expeditions, the trials and troubles as well as the successes and more humorous moments. Now, some thirty years on, the book has also captured an excellent picture of life in the Gulf Arabian region both before and during the oil revenue led development which has taken place over the last 40 years. I would recommend the book to anyone who is living in the Gulf region, intends to visit or live in the region or who wishes to understand more about a part of the world which is often misunderstood through the lens of a television news camera