4 October 2022 The Future is the Product of the Past

Oman discovers fort dating back to the 5th century in North Al Batinah

A fort dating back to the 5th century has been discovered at Oman’s Al Fulaij archaeological site in North Al Batinah Governorate.

The site includes furnaces dating back to the fifth century AD, and burials from the third and first millennium BC. The facilities of the fort were surrounded by circular towers.

The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism said in a statement: “Archaeological excavations are continuing which are being carried out by the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, in cooperation with a joint archaeological mission from Sultan Qaboos University and the British University of Durham, at the Al Fulaij archaeological site in the Wilayat of Saham, where the facilities of a square fort surrounded by circular towers were discovered, “

Oman discovers fort dating back to the 5th century
Oman’s Al Fulaij archaeological site in North Al Batinah Governorate.

During a meeting with the Director of the Department of Archaeological Surveys and Excavations with Dr. Seth from the University of Durham in Britain, the results of the archaeological excavation will continue until the end of this month. The archaeological site includes furnaces dating back to the fifth century AD, and burials from the third and first millennium BC.

Earlier in January this year, a large settlement dating back more than 4,000 years was discovered in Oman’s Wilayat of Rustaq, South of Al Batinah Governorate.

The sophisticated settlement included a large number of huge buildings and burial sites and was discovered in the Al Tekha area, located on the edge of the Al Hajar Mountains, by the joint archaeological mission between the Archaeological Department of the College of Arts and Social Sciences at Sultan Qaboos University, and the Italian University of Pisa, under the supervision of the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism.

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