Oman has hit the headlines again as the ancient city of Qalhat was recognised by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
The site, which is located on the east coast of the Sultanate, includes the ancient city of Qalhat, surrounded by inner and outer walls, as well as areas beyond the ramparts where necropolises are located.
In a twitter post, UNESCO congratulated Oman. It read: “New inscription on UNESCO World Heritage List: Ancient City of Qalhat, Oman. Congratulations!”
Today it bears unique archaeological testimony to the trade links between the east coast of Arabia, East Africa, India, China and South-east Asia.