National Museum, Oman

National Museum, Oman The National Museum of the Sultanate of Oman was established under a Royal Decree, issued on November 20, 2013. It opened its doors on July 30, 2016, and is an excellent showcase of Oman’s cultural heritage dating back two million years. Status Completed (2013) Type Contribution to permanent collection Location Muscat, Oman Arabian…

Documentation and Heritage Management Plan: Harat as-Sulayf, Ibri Oasis

Documentation and Heritage Management Plan Harat as-Sulayf, Ibri Oasis Situated on the eastern edge of the Ibri oasis the small settlement of as-Sulayf is located in a commanding position, controlling access to the oasis from atop a rocky cliff. The well-defended position, surrounded by towers, walls and demanding topography required the construction a sophisticated water…

Documentation and Heritage Management Plan: Harat al-Aqr, Bahla Fort and Oasis (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Documentation and Heritage Management Plan Harat al-Aqr, Bahla Fort and Oasis (UNESCO World Heritage Site) One of the most ancient of Oman’s oasis settlements, Bahla has been inducted in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list due to its unique architectural character. The gigantic mud brick fort (one of the largest in the world), the restoration…