Fifty years of Survey and Excavation in the UAE and Oman; Beatrice de Cardi’s background and legacy by Carl Phillips

In the inaugural Beatrice de Cardi lecture, Carl Phillips reviewed some of the extraordinary career and achievements of our late President and her contribution to the archaeology of the UAE, Oman and beyond.

Carl Phillips conducted a number of projects throughout the 1980s in the United Arab Emirates. Throughout the 1990s he taught at UCL Institute of Archaeology, London, specializing in the Archaeology of pre-Islamic Arabia. During this time he established the first British archaeological excavations in north Yemen. From 2006 to 2014 was the field director of the archaeological project focused on the site of Salut, conducted by the University of Pisa’s ‘Italian Mission to Oman’ (IMTO) and the Office of the Adviser to His Majesty the Sultan for Cultural Affairs.

Photo of Beatrice at Shimal by Christian Velde.