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Oman meteorite exhibition kicks off

10 Jun 2024 Oman meteorite exhibition kicks off

Muscat – The Ministry of Heritage and Tourism inaugurated the third edition of the meteorite exhibition in Oman at the Sur City Walk, South Sharqiyah governorate.

The inauguration ceremony coincides with the celebrations of Sur as the Arab Tourism Capital for 2024.

The event was held under the auspices of Sheikh Dr Hilal Ali al Habsi, Wali of Sur.

Moreover, the opening of the exhibition reflects the efforts of the ministry to raise awareness about the importance of meteorites, invest in them sustainably, and diversify the museum system. This contributes to enhancing heritage and tourism destinations across various governorates.

The ministry will showcase several rare meteorites of significant global scientific importance and exceptional value, including samples from one of the largest meteorite falls in Oman.

The exhibition also features a project on meteorite monitoring devices in Oman, through which the ministry tracks and documents meteorites as they enter Oman’s atmosphere, identifying their fall locations to facilitate their immediate collection.

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