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Archaeological excavations in Rustaq reveal 4,000 years-old settlement

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Muscat: Archaeological excavations conducted in the Wilayat of Rustaq revealed a large and sophisticated settlement that dates back to more than 4,000 years, several huge buildings and burial place.


The settlement was discovered in the “Al-Tekha” area, by the joint archaeological mission between the Archeology Department of the College of Arts and Social Sciences at Sultan Qaboos University, represented by Dr. Khaled Douglas, and the University of Italian Pisa, represented by Dr. Sarah Pizzimenti, under the supervision of the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism.


The archaeological mission began excavating the site early this month.


The results of the archaeological excavation showed that the site was inhabited for the first time in the third millennium BC during the Early Bronze Age, and represents one of the settlements of the Umm an-Nar culture, which witnessed great and wide prosperity in the Sultanate of Oman.


The site represents a very large settlement that spread over a vast area of ​​land of more than 70 hectares, which makes the site one of the largest settlements of Umm Al Nar culture in the Sultanate of Oman


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