Iron Age settlement found in Oman

Published on December 16th, 2010 | by Admin


Evidence of a human settlement which dates back to the Iron Age has been unearthed in Oman.

The settlement was unearthed during excavation in the Sohar Port area of the country at as many as 57 burial sites, Biubwa Ali Al Sabri, Director of Excavation and Archaeological Studies at the Ministry of Heritage and Culture said.

“The findings include remains of human bones, beads and other archaeological objects,” Al Sabri was quoted by Gulf News as saying.

The excavation work was conducted by five specialists from the national team of the Ministry of Heritage and Culture with the help from Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) technicians, specialised in lifting and drawing archaeological evidence.

Al Sabri said the findings would help archaeologist in understanding more about the cultural history.

“These sites dated back to the intervening period of the second millennium BC and the first millennium BC, also known as Wadi Suq era between 2000BC and 300BC,” she said.

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