Muscat: Archaeological surveys and excavations are being carried out in Qamira site that is located in Al Dhahirah Governorate. The site dates back to the third and first millennium BC.
"The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, in cooperation with an archaeological mission from the University of Warsaw, for the sixth season continues to conduct archaeological surveys and excavations at the archaeological site in Qamira, which dates back to the third and first millennium BC," the ministry said in a statement.
The Director General of Antiquities and Director of the Department of Archaeological Surveys and Excavations, accompanied by the Chairman of the Heritage Department at the Heritage and Tourism Department in Al Dhahirah Governorate, visited the site and met with the head of the Polish mission, Professor Peter Polensky.
The most prominent results of excavations and archaeological discoveries for this season were identified.
The archaeological site of Qamira is one of the most important sites of the Bronze Age associated with the copper trade in the Majan Civilisation. It includes huge archaeological towers, a settlement, and workshops for smelting copper ore from the third millennium BC, in addition to a fortress and a temple dating back to the first millennium BC.