Oman tourism: Sumahram Archaeological Park to get new information centre

Oman Sunday 22/October/2017 21:31 PM
By: Times News Service
Oman tourism: Sumahram Archaeological Park to get new information centre

Salalah: An Information Centre at Sumahram Archaeological Park will be opened in the Governorate of Dhofar on Monday under the auspices of Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal Al Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court.
The Information Centre includes a presentation hall, outdoor shaded sitting area and general information about the site, as well as major facilities and services for visitors.
The presentation hall shows a documentary on the Sumahram Archaeological Park in general and the settlement of Sumahram in particular in both Arabic and English, showing the complete dimension of the site and its historical, cultural and geographical importance through the ages.
The documentary includes virtual scenes that embody the nature and aspects of everyday life in that period of time.
The presentation hall contains touch screens to present a collection of archaeological discoveries in Sumahram Archaeological Park and the surrounding sites, dating back to different periods of time, as well as a brief explanation of the historical settlement of Sumahram.
The sites of Sumahram, Wubar, Al Baleed and Wadi Dokka are registered sites on the World Heritage List under the name of the Frankincense Land Sites.
The Office of the Advisor to His Majesty the Sultan for Cultural Affairs develops and provides them with service and beautification facilities to promote cultural and archaeological tourism in the Governorate of Dhofar.