Sites & cities that bear the name of Tiwi


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

Description : Ṭīwī (Arabic: طيوي‎) is a town in Oman. It is known for an archaeological site in the area known as al-Jurayf, in Ṣūr Wilayat Sharqiyah. The town and the site are located between Wadi Shab and Wadi Tiwi on the Gulf of Oman. This fortified village was inhabited in the Samad Late Iron Age and during Islamic times. It is known as Tiwi site TW2 (22°49'14.38"N, 59°15'34.00"E, 75 m altitude). The archaeological site lies inside the cusp of a mountain and contains surface finds attributable to the Samad Late Iron Age It lies 700 m west of the coast. Hidden behind the easternmost cusp of a volcanic wall, this settlement is little visible from the sea or the nearby coastal road. It was mapped and surveyed in 2002. To the north-west, north and east of the settlement extensive Late Iron Age settlements occurred. The preservation condition and our recording methods condition the appearance of the resulting sketch. It was re-mapped in 2014. The site seems to have been in sporadic use into the recent period. Shortly after investigation the site was badly bull-dozed in order to build the coastal motorway and to develop the area commercially.

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