Bones of many uncovered in 7,000-year-old Oman tomb

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3 min readMay 11, 2023

Archaeologists in Oman found prehistoric tomb. It turned out to have been a mass burial site for at least dozens of people.

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Many thousands of years ago, Oman was an important state of the Arabian Peninsula. It was located on important trade routes. People here were mainly engaged in crafts, fishing and the production of incense, which was exported to other parts of the world.

In recent years, researchers have discovered many archaeological sites from the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods. They were mainly located on the eastern coast. Among other things, unusual pottery has been found there, as well as monumental architectural monuments.

A tomb from 7,000 years ago

In the course of recent excavations near Nafūn in central Oman, researchers from the Czech Republic have come across another site that sheds light on the history of this remarkable country. Researchers from the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague discovered a stone tomb where dozens of people were buried.

“No Bronze Age or older tombs have ever been found in this region. This burial site is truly unique,” Alžběta Danielisová, an archaeologist at the Institute of Archaeology in Prague, told Live Science.