Older than the Egyptian pyramids..these ancient tombs in the Sultanate of Oman date back to the Bronze Age

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The Sultanate of Oman is rich in monuments that carry stories about the ages and eras that the Sultanate of Oman has accompanied throughout its history.

Kebeib cemeteries in Oman
Credit: Riyadh Alhinai

And at an altitude of 2,000 meters above sea level, visitors can find the ancient Kebekeb tombs, known locally as Buruj Kebeib, near the village of Qaran above the Salama plateau, which are ancient beehive-shaped tombs, dating back to the Bronze Age about 4 years ago. , 000 years, that is, they are older than the Egyptian pyramids, according to the Discover Oman website.

Kebeib cemeteries in Oman
Credit: Riyadh Alhinai

In late 1991, a team of archaeologists, in cooperation with the Omani Ministry of Heritage and Culture, studied the signs at the site, and discovered about 90 towers in good condition, according to the Omani Ministry of Information website.

The height of Borouge Kebeb, between 4 and 5 meters, is cylindrical, while from the top it appears round, and some of them consist of two walls between which there is a space filled with stones, according to the Oman Ministry of Information website.

Kebeib cemeteries in Oman
Credit: Riyadh Alhinai

Because it is located on the heights of the mountains, the road to it is difficult.

The Omani adventurer, Riyadh Al-Hinai, explains to CNN in Arabic that accessing the ancient tombs of Kebkab requires an SUV and driving skill due to the rugged road.

Kebeib cemeteries in Oman
Credit: Riyadh Alhinai

Al-Hinai’s visit to the ancient tombs of Kebekbek was purely a coincidence, as he was on his way to the White Mountain to perform his work as a civil engineer, when the picturesque mountain scene stopped him, so he decided to take some pictures, according to what he mentioned.

Al-Hinai explains that the tombs of Kebeeb are distinguished by their strange shape, adding that many Omanis do not know about their existence, and he had a strong desire to show them this treasure hidden in the middle of the mountains.

Kebeib cemeteries in Oman
Credit: Riyadh Alhinai

“Its scenery is very striking, and it makes you go back hundreds of years and explore how people live and what their beliefs are, as these graves are scattered at great distances in the mountains,” Al-Hinai says.

Through his documentation, Al-Hinai tried to highlight the architecture used in the row of zodiac stones, and he shared his photos on social media in order to inform people about their location, so that they can visit them on the ground.

For Al-Hinai, this site is an interesting archaeological tourist attraction, as excavations in it may reveal important archaeological holdings.

Al-Hinai describes the experience of visiting this site, saying that seeing these graves on the ground is astonishing, as they form a very strange architectural art with their cylindrical shape.

Kebeib cemeteries in Oman
Credit: Riyadh Alhinai

Al-Hinai points out that the towers include a small opening that resembles a door from below, while its roof is open to the sky, and the way stones are arranged to construct them were done with utmost precision and perfection, as he put it.





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