Al Baleed Archaeological Park one of most important archaeological sites in Oman

Al Baleed archaeological park in the Wilayat of Salalah in the Dhofar Governorate is one of the most important archaeological sites in the Sultanate of Oman. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and famous for the frankincense trade port in the past.

The Remains of the City of Zafar

Zafar, the earlier city of the modern time city of Salalah, is from where the current name of the province of Dhofar got its name. The city dates back to pre-Islamic period, somewhere 4000 years ago along the Arabian Sea. It is an important human settlement since 2000 BC and appeared to be an active city during the late Bronze Age.

The ancient city got popularity, especially from 8th to 16th century, due to its geographical location. From this port city, Frankincense was shipped to Africa, India, and China. Frankincense grew further inland in Wadi Dawkah.

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