salut virtual museum

Discovering Ancient Oman

Hall 4

After the end of the Early Iron Age, more than 2000 years ago, radical changes occurred in the South East Arabia. Most of the settlements that had prospered during the Early Iron Age were abandoned, leaving the stage to new settlement models. Different typologies of products became available, and new technologies spread, the most relevant being iron working.
Legends tell the story of tribes coming from the Yemen in search of a better place to settle, and finally bringing along the progressive Arabization of Oman. The plain of Salut itself was theatre to the battle fought between the most important of these tribes, the Azd, and the Persians (Sasanid) that were holding fortresses in the Country.