Qalhat is perhaps one of the more obscure archaeological spots in Oman: tucked all the way to the northeast and bordered by only a small coastal town, it is not a place most tourists think of coming to. Yet it would be a missed opportunity indeed to submit to that popular view. This place hosts, after all, the ruins of the city that was once the most important and prosperous in Oman, ages before the current capital, Muscat, even began to rise to power.
Qalhat was the capital of Oman so long ago, in fact, that it was even before Islam reached the country’s shores. Before Muscat [Read more…]