Muscat: More than 150 archaeological sites have been discovered in the Nafoun village and about 900 sites in the Wilayat of Duqm in general between 2015 and 2022.
"A team of archaeologists and specialists from the Institute of Archeology of the Czech Academy of Sciences concluded, during excavation studies, that they monitored 155 archaeological sites in the village of Nafoun and about 900 archaeological sites in the Wilayat of Duqm in general between 2015 and 2022, " Oman News Agency (ONA), said in a statement.
This is part of an effort by the General Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones, in cooperation with the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, in coordination with the Institute of Archeology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, to study and monitor archaeological sites in the Wilayat of Duqm.
The team of scientists at the Institute has been studying several archaeological sites and human settlements in the Wilayat of Duqm in general and the village of Nafoun located in the Special Economic Zone at Duqm.
The archaeological studies and research conducted by the specialised team that came from the Czech Republic, the United States of America, Ukraine, Italy, France and Germany focused on the fact that the village of Nafoun in Duqm is characterised by the existence and settlement of the ancient human beings. This is what was revealed by the team of archaeologists by documenting the rock art sites that were distinguished and unique in terms of type and quantity, in addition to excavating the burials of the Iron Age. Specialists also studied the stone tools used by humans in the Old Stone Age in the Wilayat of Duqm.
The General Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones, in cooperation with the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, has documented these settlements of ancient humans dating back to the Iron Age and archaeological sites for the purposes of further research and study and to provide the necessary protection for archaeological landmarks in the Wilayat of Duqm.