Frankincense Land Museum in Dhofar a prominent cultural landmark

T-Mag Wednesday 17/August/2022 21:18 PM
By: Times News Service
Frankincense Land Museum in Dhofar a prominent cultural landmark

Frankincense Land Museum at Al Baleed Archaeological Park is one of the prominent cultural landmarks and distinctive examples of the museums available at the archaeological parks listed on the World Heritage List. It is situated on the coastal strip of Salalah, about 5 km from the city centre.
The museum is a comprehensive view of the Sultanate and an opportunity to learn about its historic and maritime heritage.

The Frankincense Land Museum provides visitors and researchers with a summary on the country’s march and an opportunity to familiarise with its long historic and maritime heritage, as well as examples of archeological evidence through the ages to the present time through two halls; the History Hall, which is a window on many cultural and archaeological sites that contains six sections, namely the Geography of Oman, Oman in Ancient Times, the Land of Frankincense, Islamisation of the People of Oman, Chapters of Omani History, and the Renaissance of Oman.

The Maritime Hall also highlights the major maritime events in Omani history, Oman’s relationship with the sea, the contribution of the sea to the development of trade relations with other countries and the Omani skills in the shipbuilding industry. It includes 7 sections: Maritime Heritage, Sea, Shipbuilding, Seafaring, Trade, Virtual Sea and Renaissance.