Beehive Tombs

State/Province/Region
International
Nearest Area
al Ayn, Oman
Town
Nizwa
Brief Directions

Drive to al Ayn. Amazingly the access to these tombs is uncontrolled and involves a 4WD track across a drive river bed. The site is marked only with a faded, illegible information board.

Description

These single chambered tombs have been dated to the begining of the 3rd millennium BC making them older than the pyramids in Egypt. They are thought to be bases to a structure built on top.It is testament to the arid climate that these dry masonry walls are largely still standing after 4000 years.

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Date Added
February 6, 2017