salut virtual museum

Discovering Ancient Oman

Introduction

This section of the Virtual Museum is destined to photo galleries, datasheets, 3D models, downlodable items and many other feature related to the papers about Salut published from 2018.
This area is designed as an extension of the papers, freely accessible and complementary to the published papers itself.
 
Selecting the title that arouses interest, the visitor will enter in the paper's hall from where the visit will start.
Each hall will present to the visitor a general introduction about the
discussed topics; highlighted links will accompany him through detailed information on specific topics.
 
Concerning the papers prior to 2018, below is a list of freely downloadable pdf files. For others, the complete bibliography is available in the IMTO publications section.
 
 

Funerary Archaeology at Salut

Funerary archaeology at Salut (Oman) 2017-2018. Insights on Middle Bronze Age grave’s architecture and a possible new type of third millennium grave.
(M. Degli Esposti, P. Ramorino, S. Spano, E. Tagliamonte)
 
Excavations at Salut in the Al Dakhiliyah region of Oman, near Bahla, targeted a number of funerary structures disseminated over the plain which hosts the remains of the prehistoric occupation of the oasis, and on the slopes of nearby hills. The majority of these tombs fits the widely known models of prehistoric burials in South East Arabia, although some structural features deserve mention, as does the discovery of a sealed, small Wadi Suq grave, an exceptional happenstance for the region. Moreover, two excavated tombs represent what appears to be an unprecedented type for the region. In fact, they are built with huge squared boulders, arranged in order to form a rectangular stone chamber, partially emerging aboveground. Despite ancient robbing, the scarce materials discovered inside one of these “stone-cist” graves can be safely dated to the local Early Bronze Age. The peculiar layout of these tombs deserves description as it can also provide helpful reference during surveys, when similar orthogonal walls can easily be misunderstood as portion of non-funerary structures.
 
Click here for the grave gallery:
Grave 3
Grave 4
Grave 5
Grave 7
Grave 13
Grave P00
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Documents

  1. GP00 3D MODEL:How to open the 3D Model: -download the file - open the file with Acrobat Reader - indicate the reliability of the document if required by the program.