The Ministry of Heritage and Culture (MHC), in cooperation with a delegation from the Germany University of Tubingen, started surveying and excavation functions at Al Khashbah web site in the wilayat of Mudhaibi for the third season.
The web site dates back to the third millennium BC. It is associated to the extraction and production of copper. The surveying perform and archaeological excavations started in 2015. Many web sites and stone towers in the villages and towns of the Governorate of North Sharqiyah have been found and documented, in addition to mud and stone buildings.
The evaluation of carbon-14 dating on the excavated samples reveal that the web sites belong to 3100 BC (Hafeet period). Excavations in 1 of the stone towers indicated that it was the oldest tower in the course of the Bronze Age in Oman. The mission discovered what is believed to be the oldest copper production workshops.
Information Source: Muscat Daily