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Exhibition showcasing Faiha Village’s archaeological riches open till Dec 7

3 Dec 2023 Exhibition showcasing Faiha Village’s archaeological riches open till Dec 7 By OUR CORRESPONDENT

Muscat – The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism (MHT) has organised an exhibition to showcase recent archaeological finds of Faiha village in Samail, Dakhliyah. It opened on Sunday and will run till December 7, 8am to 1pm.

The exhibition, hosted at the Governor’s Office in Samail, is part of MHT’s initiative to raise awareness on Oman’s rich cultural heritage and the importance of preserving archaeological sites.

According to an MHT official, the exhibition aims to familiarise the public with the archaeological discoveries in Dakhliyah. It features a variety of artefacts unearthed during recent excavations displayed in a multi-purpose hall. These items are a window into the life and times of the 1st millennium BC in the region.

The exhibition is a result of archaeological excavations conducted by MHT experts in September this year at Faiha village, the official informed. “The focus was on exploring underground cemeteries, revealing both oval and rectangular-shaped chambers with stone-lined internal walls. These burial sites offer a unique insight into the funerary practices and architectural knowledge of the era.”

Among the treasures unearthed were a diverse array of earthen vessels, including jars, bowls, flasks and glazed pottery linked to Sindh and the Parthian Empire in Iran.

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