Massive tomb with 200 remains found in Oman

Published on May 3rd, 2013 | by Admin

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Construction of a sports club in Oman has led to the discovery of a huge ancient tomb which contains the buried bodies of 200 people.

The chamber itself was an impressive structure. But with limestone material and rocks sourced from a local wadi, the structure measured 14 metres long and 3.5 metres wide. Using ground penetrating radar (GPR), the international teams are scouring the surrounding area for similar burial chambers or other subterranean structures that may yield evidence of a much larger archaeological find.

Significantly, the site is the most important archaeological find to date in the Musandam peninsula, a rugged region of Oman known for its dramatic massifs and magnificent fjords.

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Story: GulfNews | Photo: Oman News Agency

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