Archaeological artifacts dating back more than 4,500 years were found in Oman’s Wadi Al Maawil 

Antiques Aged Over 4500 Years Unearthed at Oman’s Wadi Al Maawil

Wadi Al Maawil: Archaeological survey and research carried out by the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism in the Wilayat of Wadi Al Maawil in the South Al-Batinah Governorate, in cooperation with an Italian mission from the University of Sapienza, indicated the discovery of many archaeological objects dating back more than 4,500 years, which were set hands on Pottery “jahla”, white beads and stone beads dating back to the Iron Age.

Dr. Al Mutassim Nasser Al Hilali, Director of the Department of Heritage and Tourism in the South Al Batinah Governorate, said: The archaeological research work carried out by the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism in cooperation with a number of accredited scientific and research institutions in the various Wilayat of the governorate led to the discovery of these antiquities that the finds prove the prevalence of human settlement in the area throughout the ages. The antiquities were found after implementation of a systematic programme scientific survey and excavation work in these archaeological sites, Dr. Al Mutassim added.

He explained that the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism is continuing its efforts in cooperation with various government agencies to preserve and pay attention to the archaeological discoveries, and the knowledge and historical treasures they contain, by issuing ownership bonds to protect them from encroachment and urban encroachment, in addition to preserving the heritage of the Sultanate of Oman to be a source of knowledge for future generations, including: It ensures the sustainability of cultural heritage and maximizes its role in developing the Omani cultural identity.

The Director of the Department of Heritage and Tourism in the South Al Batinah Governorate confirmed that these archaeological discoveries contribute to creating a new tourism product for the state of Wadi Al Ma’awil in particular and the Sultanate of Oman in general, as the South Al Batinah Governorate is famous for many heritage components represented in the ancient historical sites and shrines of castles, forts, falaj, mosques and ancient houses. Distributed in various states of the governorate.

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