Salut - inconspicuous archaeological sensation

South of Jabrin, in the direction of Adam / Salalah, are the remains of Salut, a settlement that dates back to the 3rd millennium BC and reached its heyday in the Iron Age.

It is noteworthy that the findings of numerous date cores and pollen prove that this very dry area, now covered with ankle-high dust, must have been very fertile at that time.

Also noteworthy are the finds of subterranean irrigation channels from pre-Christian times, which brought water from about 2.3 km away from a source at 12.5 m in depth. These finds are among the oldest irrigation canals (Falaj) from the Arab - Persian region, even if they do not prove that the technique was carried from Oman to Persia (and not vice versa).

The small excavation site turned into an inconspicuous archaeological sensation.

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