salut virtual museum

Discovering Ancient Oman

SLP graveyard

Data about this period in central Oman mainly comes from graveyards, as known settlements are rare and not always well preserved, and even rarer are the investigated ones.
In 2017, a first sounding was made in the plain between the Iron Age site of Salut and the Jabal that hosts the Bronze Age graves. Here, a huge graveyard with rectangular elongated tombs was discovered; while bones didn't survive, many artefacts were found inside the looted graves.
Bronze and glass vessels, iron weapons, jewelry and various kinds of pottery have been unearthed in the following field seasons. The remains indicate a prosperous and rich community that elected Salut as place for its eternal rest.