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World’s oldest pearl ‘Abu Dhabi Pearl’ discovered on Abu Dhabi Island



World’s oldest pearl ‘Abu Dhabi Pearl’ discovered on Abu Dhabi Island


The world's oldest natural pearl has been discovered on an island off Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. 

The 8,000-year-old pearl was found during excavations at Marawah Island which also revealed the earliest architecture in the UAE.

Archaeologists used radiocarbon dating to determine that the pearl dated back to between 5800 and 5600 BC, during the Neolithic period.