Mirbat, Dhofar Governorate: Documentation and Heritage Management Plan

Bandyopadhyay, S., Quattrone, G., Goffriller, M., et al., 2017. Mirbat, Dhofar Governorate: Documentation and Heritage Management and Development Plan.


The following document proposes a detailed and comprehensive strategy for the preservation and development of the coastal town of Mirbāt, in the Governorate of Dhofar. The aims are, as agreed with the Sultanate’s ministry of Heritage and Culture (MHC), to carry out the in-depth documentation of the site in order to ascertain its heritage value and determine the primary threats affecting the heritage. The detailed analysis of the site, together with its social and historical context forms the backbone of the heritage management and development plan proposed for the site. The plan was produced on the premises of the University of Liverpool, UK, by the members of the ArCHIAM Research Centre. The interdisciplinary team of researchers, comprised of architects, archaeologists, anthropologists and tourism experts, has substantial experience working in the sultanate of Oman with past projects including the Bahla WHS, Birkat al-Mawz, Harat al Yemen in Izki, Fanja, Ibri, Al-Mudayrib and several others.

In addition to a substantial amount of fieldwork by a team of eight people over the course of three weeks, this proposal draws substantially on past studies and plans drafted for Mirbāt by a range of international researchers. A complete and detailed bibliography of the sources consulted and cited is included at the end of this document.

Author(s) Soumyen Bandyopadhyay
Giamila Quattrone
Martin Goffriller
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Subject Documentation and Heritage Management
Area covered Oman
Submission date 2017
Type Report
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