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Ancient site found in eastern Oman

The exploration team of the Ministry of Heritage and Culture has commenced documenting and exploring a new archaeological site at Bildat Al Ayoon of the Niyabat of Sinaw in the Wilayat of Al Mudhaibi, South Al Sharqiyah Governorate.

Ancient site found in eastern Oman
The initial results of exploration indicate the presence of archaeological items which date
back to the third century BC and some even dating back to the Iron Age [Credit: ONA]
The initial findings of the exploration indicate the presence of archaeological items which date back to the third century BC and some even dating back to the Iron Age.

Sultan bin Nasser Al Bakri, director of Explorations and Archeological Studies Department at the Ministry of Culture and Heritage, said that the archaeological site was discovered during preparations for construction of Sinaw/Mahut Dual Road Project.

The site was discovered along the road which led the ministry to carry out excavation works in order to preserve a number of graves/cemeteries. The site has around 250 graves, he added.

He said that the discovery refers to the middle of the Bronze Age of the Majan Civilisation and to the Iron Age. The artefacts also include pottery and jewellery.

Source: Times of Oman [February 13, 2014]
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