Sites & cities that bear the name of Al-Amqat


Today in : Oman
First trace of activity : ca. 1st century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 3rd century C.E
Recorded names : بوشر‎ , Bawšar

Description : Al-Amqat is an archaeological site in al-Dakhaliyah, Oman. Located on a slope to the north of the oasis, the cemetery dates to the Samad Late Iron Age. The site was discovered in 1991, during road-building operations. German archaeologists Paul Yule, Gerd and Angelica Weisgerber and Manfred Kunter conducted a rescue excavation in response. The preservation of the graves was excellent and they were not robbed. Five graves were salvaged. Particularly interesting was the intact grave of a warrior and another of a woman with numerous beads. A few years thereafter the cemetery was largely destroyed by road builders.

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