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Discovering Ancient Oman

Ivory comb

Ivory comb (Archaeological Collection. Ministry of Heritage and Culture Muscat 2009: 30)

Ras al-Jinz, Building I, Room 1
2400 BC
Among the luxury imported objects discovered in Ras al-Jinz, along the Omani coast, there is this beautiful comb made of elephant ivory. As well as pots, beads and a copper stamp seal, the comb comes from Harappa, one of the main sites of the Indus civilization. It represents a clear proof of the relations between Oman and the Indus Valley during the 3rd Millennium BC. A similar but fragmentary object has been discover at Tell Abraq. (AP)