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Excavations in Mudhaibi indicate presence of ancient civilisation

Excavations in Mudhaibi indicate presence of ancient civilisation

The Ministry of Heritage and Culture (MHC) and the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) are conducting the excavations.

Dr Khalid Ahmed Daghlash, head of Archaeology Department at SQU, mentioned that the discoveries belong to a civilisation of Oman from 2500 to 2000 BC and represents a really ancient settlement.

He added that Archaeology Department at SQU began excavation in 2004 and presently it is functioning with the ministry to conduct excavations and surveys on the website to recognize its historical and archaeological stages.

He explained that the excavations revealed the presence of a huge settlement of at least much more than 50 buildings, in addition to a huge creating which represents a distinctive architectural functions of the ancient civilisation of Oman with an estimated diameter of 20-25m and a height of four-6m, exactly where the tower was constructed of stones, with a wall of much more than 2m wide.

The head of the Archaeology Department at SQU mentioned that the preliminary observations on this tower show that it passed by means of numerous stages of architecture.

The very first phase incorporated the building of the tower and right after a period of time the tower had been exposed to demolition and vandalism, right after which the inhabitants abandoned the location for a specific period of time.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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