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Well at Samharam, Taqah, Salalah, Sultanate of Oman.
Middle East

The Monumental Building & the well at the Sumhuram Archaeological Site. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Situated, 4.5 Km from the town of Taqah was one of the ancient trade route to India and China. The wreckage of an old boat is also found nearby.

The Description written on the Archeological Facts board

Samhuram (A wealthy Port between the Mediteranian and India)

The ancient site of Sumhuram (3rd century BC - 5th century AD), built in the area of Khor Rori, is the most important pre-Islamic settlement in the Dhofar region and in the center of frankincense production areas.

South Arabian inscriptions were carved along the monumental gate to the city. Outside the city wall, a small temple and structures contemporary to the first phase of the city were excavated (3rd century BC - 1st century AD).

The great quantity of iron and bronze objects discovered, as well as the presence of a workshop for metals, suggested that the city was also a very important centre for internal trade towards south-eastern Arabia and the northern coast of Oman, which was rich in copper.

Copyright: Suhail Usman Moidu
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 2958x1479
Taken: 06/01/2013
Uploaded: 06/01/2013
Updated: 03/04/2015


Tags: sumhuram; taqah; unesco world heritage site; archaeological monument; salalah; oman; dhofar; samaharam
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