Monday, December 19, 2011

Feldstone tombs from Oman

The protohistoric* site of Bat lies near a palm grove in the interior of the Sultanate of Oman. Together with the neighbouring sites, it forms the most complete collection of settlements and necropolises from the 3rd millennium B.C. in the world.

*Protohistory refers to a period between prehistory and history, during which a culture or civilization has not yet developed writing, but other cultures have already noted its existence in their own writings. For example, in Europe, the Celts and the Germanic tribes may be considered to have been protohistoric when they began appearing in Greek and Roman texts. (source: Wikipedia)

(left) The khanjar  is the traditional dagger of Oman.
(right) 41th National Day


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