In north-western Oman are the ancient tombs and monuments associated with the
UNESCO sites of Bat, Al Ayn and Al Khutm. UNESCO’s International Council on Monuments and Sites describes Bat as ‘the most complete and best-known site of the 3rd millennium BC’.
UNESCO – Bat Tomb – Oman
The sites were inscribed
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Salut, Bahla Oman the archaeological site is some 26km southwest of Bahla in northern Oman. It may well turn out to be at the centre of the most important Oman archaeology site.
However, it’s hardly known and is, at the moment, not ‘open’ for casual visits. If entry is permitted I have included it in my updated Bradt Guide to Oman, below.
Salut, Bahla Oman Archaeological Site – scale see people on hill.
The site is at the flood plain formed by
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The UNESCO World Heritage Site Falaj was included along with the oasis.
Passing through the small town of Birkat Al Mawz
Clean up Team Birkat al Mawz
we came across a crowd of people just about to
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Oman has just had three new listings added to UNESCOs Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity inscriptions; adding to the existing four cultural listings.
Arabic coffee is an important aspect of hospitality in Arab societies and is a tradition that dates back many centuries. It is considered a ceremonial act of generosity.
Omani Coffee being served
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Flying down to Salalah after visiting northern Oman our group from Steppes Travel have been visiting some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Oman.
Khor Rori the UNESCO Site in southern Oman
Some of the group enjoyed
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Do you live in Oman? Would you like a great price on the book ‘Walking through History’? Its all about Oman’s 4
UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Bat, Al Ayn and Al Kutm; Bahla; 5 Aflaj Systems and the Land of Frankincense.
Filled with unique colour images and well researched information – this is the first Coffee Table Book about Oman’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites .
If you want it as a gift or to enjoy yourself – Crème de la Crème magazine have decided to help support the book’s launch.
Walking Through History Book offers
Pick up a copy of the new February issue of Crème de la Crème magazine. Then take the magazine into their office of the building on ’ al Elm Street‘ in Al Khuwair ‘(opposite the Platinum Hotel off Dohat al Adab Street ) – and you will get Rial Omani 5/- off a copy of the book – its already in the Al Roya warehouse for the launch on February 14
18 April is World Heritage Day. In the far south of Oman are the sites under the UNESCO citation Land of Frankincense.
Frankincense Wadi Dawkah
Frankincense Tree itself can be found in places scattered throughout the Dhofar Mountains, including here at Wadi Dawkah, the UNESCO WHS.
For the start of 2011 there are lots of calendars on Oman to choose from. A couple have front pages with my photos on .
Oman UNESCO Calendar 2011
Oman HAO Calendar 2011
Oman has a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites which we often take clients during their Oman Holidays .
We chose this image of one of the tombs at the
UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bat to use as the September page in a 2011 years calendar.
UNESCO 2011 calendar Oman
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needing ongoing attention
With so much rain cascading into Oman and Bahla Fort recently its a reminder why concrete is such a great building material; and even with that so many houses have been damaged by floods.
Bahla fort being restored
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Oman during March is a period when the temperature can vary considerably, with days approaching 40c or dropping to the low 20’s;
Ace Study Tours Group at Rustaq
fortunately the March arrival
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The Historical Association organised a great day for members away from Muscat including Al Hazm Fort Oman.
Al Hazm Fort Interior
Our first stop was at
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I welcomed Groups visiting Oman around Christmas with the 2nd lead by Dr Erica Hunter of Cambridge and SOAS London Universities into a fresh and sometimes blustery Oman.
Dr Hunter and Ace Study Tours
The group was booked with me by ACE Study tours near Cambridge England. We travelled in
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