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Launch of a regional tour
Written by Roy Kietzman   
Sunday, 23 November 2008 10:35
From left, Peter Bye Jensen, Camilla Bjarnoe and Dr. Flemming Hojlund in Failaka Island, Kuwait.

 

Ali with the Danish team in Failaka 

Following in the footsteps of the Danish archaeological expedition of the 1950s, intrepid traveller Ali Mushaima has arrived in Kuwait for a three-day overland voyage with his Land Rover.

He met the Danish archaeologists from Moesgard Museum currently working on Kuwait's island of Failaka where the successors of Alexander the Great built a temple and a fortified city.

The Expedition to Kuwait is the first leg of an overland  trip in January, taking him to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman to visit the digs of ancient sites that the Danes unearthed in the 1950s and 1960s.

The inaugural part of the regional tour to Kuwait starts in that emirate as "it's a very special country for its generosity to Bahrain and the rest of the Arab and Islamic world," said Mushaima. 

"The Gulf states have strong links with Denmark which I want to call attention to. Moesgard Museum in Aarhus, Denmark, is building a new museum with a special section focusing on the culture and history of the Arabian Gulf," he pointed out.

Dr Flemming and Peter in the Greek temple on Failaka Island. Inset, some of the findings on the island.

Camilla at work in the temple dig on Failaka Island.