Qalhat

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Bibi Maryam mausoleum

The ancient city of Qalhat, or Galhat (in the map of Abraham Ortelius, it named as Calha), is located just over 20 km north of Sur, in the Ash Sharqiyah Region of northeastern Oman.

Site Description

Very little remains of the ancient city of Qalhat, save for the now dome-less mausoleum of Bibi Maryam. The city served as an important stop in the wider Indian Ocean trade network, and was also the second city of the Kingdom of Ormus.[1] Covering more than 60 acres (240,000 m2), the ancient city was surrounded by fortified walls that contained houses and shops. Artifacts from as far away as Persia and China were found on-site.[1]

World Heritage Status

This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on July 4, 1988 in the Cultural category.[1]

Qalhat LNG Terminal

The Oman LNG LLC S.A.O.C. owned Qalhat LNG Terminal is situated at the Port of Qalhat.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c The Ancient City of Galhat - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  2. ^ Gas Media Releases Archived February 26, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.

The Ancient City of Galhat - UNESCO World Heritage Centre Retrieved 2009-03-03.

Coordinates: 22°42′N 59°22′E / 22.700°N 59.367°E / 22.700; 59.367

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