MUSCAT — A team of archaeologists at the Ministry of Heritage and Culture managed to unearth an archaeological site at the Aswad border Check Point area in the Wilayat of Shinas in North Al Batinah Governorate. The site includes a settlement and an archaeological symmetry that dates back to 2000 BC (Wadi Souq era) as per the archaeological surveys conducted by the ministry.
The team unearthed the settlement and the archaeological cemetery while conducting the routine surveys before starting any public or private project. Rescue digging works are currently under way for some of the archaeological tombs due to the importance of this site. The digging works revealed a settlement of which the round stone foundations are remaining.
The excavation works included a number of archaeological tombs of Wadi Souq era, oval, rectangular similar tombs which look like the ‘U’ letter. The tombs include body remains, head of arrows, daggers, knives, needles, brass necklaces, local and imported beads from the neighbouring cultures, clay utensils and soap stones. The excavation team is currently conducting surveys and documents of all the archaeological evidences at the perimeter of the sites. — ONA