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"The largest tower in Oman": Recent excavations in the Al Dhabi 2 monumental site (Bisya)

Abstract

Al Dhabi 2 is an Early Bronze Age site located within a cluster of so-called 'towers' in the vicinity of Bisya/Sallut (Oman), in the southern foothills of the Hajar mountains. Since 2022, the French Archaeological Mission in Central Oman (FAMCO) and the Omani Ministry of Heritage and Tourism (MHT) have led excavations at the site. The main monumental building was erected on top of a hill; the settlement area (ca. 1 ha) lies on the southern slope and several tombs surround the site. While the majority of such 'towers' measure from 15 to 30 m in diameter, the Al Dhabi 2 tower reaches 45 m, making it the largest one known to date.
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hal-04630467 , version 1 (01-07-2024)

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Théo Mespoulet, Ludivine Audebert, Josselin Pinot, Ayoub Al-Oufi, Mathilde Jean. "The largest tower in Oman": Recent excavations in the Al Dhabi 2 monumental site (Bisya). 57th Seminar for Arabian Studies, Jun 2024, Paris, France. ⟨hal-04630467⟩
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