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Agreements for research into Oman's cultural heritage signed
December 2, 2019 | 10:39 PM
by Times News Service
Through these projects, The Research Council hopes to shed light on important aspects of Omani history. Photo: Supplied
 
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Muscat: The Research Council’s (TRC) Omani Cultural Heritage Research Programme has entered into contracts with scientific teams. They will carry out

research in the field of Omani cultural heritage under two projects: “Myths and legends related to places” and “Omani Linguistic Heritage”.

For the “Myths and legends related to places” project, the programme has contracted two research projects.

One of the research projects is titled “Collecting and Documenting Myths and Legends related to Places in Al Dakhiliyah ‍Governorate” and is under the charge of Dr Yaqoub bin Salem Al Busaidi, Assistant Professor in the Department of Tourism, College of Arts and Social Sciences at Sultan Qaboos University.



The second project is titled “Collecting and Documenting Myths and Legends related to Places in Al Batinah North Governorate.” This is under the charge of Dr Ali bin Salim Al Mannai, Assistant Professor of Literature and Modern Literary Criticism at Shinas College of Technology.

As for the ‘Omani Linguistic Heritage’ project, the programme has contracted three scientific teams.



The first project for which the teams have been contracted include “Agricultural terms in the dialect of the people of Rustaq: a lexical study” under the charge of Dr Zaher bin Marhoon Al Daoudi.

The second project is “Inventorying and documenting inscriptions, drawings and archaeological writings on rock walls: tombstones and building walls in Wilayat Al Amarat, Muscat Governorate” under the charge of Dr Sleiman bin Saleh Al Rashdi.

The third and last project for which the teams have been contracted is titled “Documentary research of the Kumzari language spoken vernacularly in the Sultanate of Oman” under the charge of Dr Dola Al Jaldi.

Commenting on these projects, Dr Abdullah bin Nasser Al Harrasi, Chairman of the Public Authority for Radio and Television (PART) and Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Omani Cultural Heritage Research Programme, maintained that: “Preservation of the Omani cultural heritage through the support provided to research projects is an enhancement for Oman’s deep-rooted national identity. Through these research projects, we hope to shed light on important aspects of Omani history.”

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