Hili Archaeological Park

Hili Archaeological Park (Arabic: حَدِيْقَة آثَار ٱلْهِيْلِي, romanizedḤadīqat Āthar Al-Hīlī) is the location of a Bronze Age site in Al Ain, Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates.[1]

Hili Assemblage
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Hili Achaelogical Park, Al-Ain - panoramio (1).jpg
LocationAl Ain, Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Part ofCultural Sites of Al Ain (Hafit, Hili, Bidaa Bint Saud and Oases Areas)
  1. Hili Archaeological Park
  2. Hili 2
  3. Hili North Tomb A
  4. Hili North Tomb BTS
  5. Rumailah Site
CriteriaCultural: (iii), (iv), (v)
Inscription2011 (35th Session)
Coordinates24°17′34.38″N 55°47′23.69″E / 24.2928833°N 55.7899139°E / 24.2928833; 55.7899139Coordinates: 24°17′34.38″N 55°47′23.69″E / 24.2928833°N 55.7899139°E / 24.2928833; 55.7899139
Hili Archaeological Park is located in United Arab Emirates
Hili Archaeological Park
Location of Hili Archaeological Park in United Arab Emirates

Description and historyEdit

Hili is the largest Bronze Age site in the UAE and dates from the 3rd millennium BCE. Other remains include settlements, tombs, and a falaj dating from the Iron Age. Some of the site is located outside the park in a protected area. Finds from the site can be seen in the Al Ain National Museum in central Al Ain. The Hili Grand Tomb is a tower measuring 12 m (39 ft) in diameter that has been reconstructed.[2] The tombs belong to the Umm al-Nar culture.

In May 2019 the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture & Tourism reported that fingerprints about 3000 years old were found at Hili II. They apparently belonged to craftsmen who constructed a wall at the site.[3][4][5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Al Hilli Archaeological Park", Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture & Heritage, The USA, archived from the original on 2011-07-22, retrieved 2010-10-03
  2. ^ "Hili Grand Tomb", Al Ain National Museum, The UAE, archived from the original on 2009-12-03, retrieved 2010-10-03
  3. ^ "New archaeological evidence unveiled in Al Ain". Abu Dhabi World. 2019-05-29. Retrieved 2019-05-30.
  4. ^ "3,000-year-old fingerprints found at Al Ain's World Heritage Site". Abu Dhabi: Gulf News. 2019-05-29. Retrieved 2019-05-30.
  5. ^ Dennehy, John (2019-05-29). "3,000-year-old fingerprints found at ancient village in Al Ain". The National. Retrieved 2019-05-30.