4,000-year-old settlements found in Oman

Published on January 2nd, 2013 | by Sevaan Franks

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Articles, settlements and tombs which date back to 2000 B.C. have been found in Oman during construction of a new border check post.  

According to the Ministry of Heritage and Culture official, the remains from ancient settlements, which include a brass necklace, body, daggers, needles, arrow heads, knives, local and imported beads, belonged to 1900 BC-1100 BC era.

“The team has unearthed a settlement and an archeological cemetery that dates back to 2000 BC, which is also called the Wadi Souq period,” a ministry official said.

Director of Antiquity Department from the ministry, Sultan Al Bakri, said that the border check post will be constructed at the location but the prehistoric cemetery site is to be preserved.

[Full story] Story: Al Arabiya News | Photo: Oman News Agency

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