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Over 1,000 artefacts discovered at pre-Islamic mass burial site in Oman


Over 1,000 pieces of artefacts including the remains of 250 people have been discovered at a pre-Islamic mass burial site in the Musandam governorate of Oman.

Over 1,000 artefacts discovered at pre-Islamic mass burial site in Oman
Credit: Muscat Daily
Speaking to Muscat Daily, Sultan bin Saif al Bakri, director of Exploration and Archaeological Studies Department, Ministry of Heritage and Culture (MHC), said, “A group of ten researchers from MHC and the University of Bologna in Italy made the discovery in November and this month at the Seeh al Diyar archaeological site in Musandam.”

Over 1,000 artefacts discovered at pre-Islamic mass burial site in Oman
Credit: Muscat Daily
The discoveries include a stamp believed to date back from the Assyrian Empire, clay and chlorite stone vessels, bronze arrows, axes, gold and bronze bracelets and necklaces from the iron age.

Over 1,000 artefacts discovered at pre-Islamic mass burial site in Oman
Credit: Muscat Daily
The pieces will be displayed at an exhibition for the people of Dibba and then transferred to the National Museum.

More than 5,000 artefacts have been discovered at the site since 2012.

Source: Muscat Daily [December 27, 2017]

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