The ancient port of al-Baleed, Unesco World Heritage Oman –

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The ancient port of al-Baleed

In the last 150 years the new town of Salalah has grown out of the stones of the remains of the ancient Middle Age settlement al-Baleed (from al Balad, meaning ‘town’), a spit of land in the lagoon at the eastern end of the beach at Salalah.

Behind a large steel fence, heaps of rubble as high as a house can be seen scattered around a large area. From the road you pass through a gate and find yourself in the grounds of what is being developed into a large archaeological park in Salalah.

For a small fee the grounds are already open to interested visitors as well as 2 museums about the history of Oman.

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