After the British Foundation for the Study of Arabia (BFSA) Annual General Meeting, there was a good chance to listen to Dr Derek Kennet talk about Archaeology in Oman and especially the Iron Age archaeology of a little-studied region in Oman .
Some 26km southwest of Bahla in northern Oman, Salut may well turn out to be at the centre of the most important archaeological location in Oman; however it’s hardly known and is, at the moment, not ‘open’ for casual visits, though I have included it in my updated Bradt Guide to Oman, below, if entry is permitted.
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Not far from Nizwa is the archaeological site of Salut. Spread over what must be 3sqkms that comprises a couple of low hills and dusty flood plain on the edge of Wadi Quriyat , it’s probably one of Oman’s future UNESCO World Heritage sites; and is naturally included in my update to the Bradt Guide to Oman, below.
The inclusion of the site by UNESCO will have little to do with the charming story Continue reading “Salut Archaeological Site Oman”
On the seventh day of Christmas head for the heights.
At 1800 meters above the Sea of Oman are the spectacular pre-historic Continue reading “12 Days of Christmas in Oman Day Seven”
Interesting finds in Oman
It was good to join the Seminar for Arabian Studies at the British Museum.
Held annually the seminar focuses on the history and archaeology of the Arabian Peninsula . It was especially nice to meet up with Ali Al Mahrouqi on July 23rd, which is Oman’s ‘Renaissance Day’. He was attending on behalf of Oman’s Ministry of National Heritage and Culture and put up a Poster of the project he is working on, which includes areas in Adam which I enjoyed visiting with him last year.
At this years seminar Derek Kennet gave an overview on pre-historical sites in Wadi Andam and Axelle Rougeulle talking about the first season of excavation at Qalhat which was very interesting.
I welcomed a group lead by Dr Erica Hunter of Cambridge and SOAS London Universities into a fresh and sometimes blustery Oman .
The group was booked with me by ACE Study tours near Cambridge England. We travelled in Continue reading “Visiting groups in Oman”