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Over 4,000 year old settlement unearthed in Oman

Oman Tuesday 25/January/2022 10:54 AM
By: Times News Service
Over 4,000 year old settlement unearthed in Oman
Photo by - ONA

Muscat: A large settlement dating back to more than 4,000 years has been discovered in the Wilayat of Rustaq, South of Al Batinah Governorate.

"Archaeological excavations in the Wilayat of Rustaq revealed a large and sophisticated settlement that dates back more than four thousand years, and includes a large number of huge buildings and burial sites,” Oman News Agency (ONA), said in a statement.

The settlement was discovered in the Al Tekha area, located on the edge of the Al Hajar Mountains, by the joint archaeological mission between the Archaeological Department of the College of Arts and Social Sciences at Sultan Qaboos University, and the Italian University of Pisa, under the supervision of the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism.

The results of the archaeological excavation showed that the site was inhabited for the first time in the third millennium BC during the Early Bronze Age, and it represents one of the settlements of the Umm Al Nar culture, which witnessed a great and wide prosperity in the Sultanate of Oman.