Qalhât Project – 2016

February 17, 2017 Qalhât

The latest excavation season of the QP (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, CNRS) took place from 20 November to 16 December 2016. Part of the work involved continuing the detailed survey of the central area of the town, so as to obtain a more accurate general plan. […]

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Qalhât Project – november 2015

March 7, 2016 Qalhât

The latest field season of the Qalhât Project was carried out by a four-person team from 18 November to 18 December 2015.   The systematic survey programme, ongoing for the past several years, continued in the central area of the town. In early 2016, this work will be supplemented by […]

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Qalhât Project – february 2015

June 19, 2015 Qalhât

A short period of work took place at Qalhât in February 2015 (Ill 1). The principal aim was to estimate the amount of time that would be necessary to gain a full understanding of the building B39, which was uncovered during the previous season.   While the majority of the […]

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Qalhât Project – 2014

November 2, 2014 Qalhât

The Qalât Project’s seventh season took place in November and December of 2014. Four researchers and a team of a dozen labourers took part in the project. The survey begun the previous year was continued. Extensive excavations took place on a new building – B39. Mapping the site (ill 1) […]

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Qalhât Development Project – 2013-2014

July 1, 2014 Qalhât

The mosque at Qalhât is a monument known from early descriptions. The traveller Ibn Battuta describes it in glowing terms after visiting it around 1330. He wrote that it had been built not long before his visit, and that it was situated on the seafront. In the early 16th century, […]

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Qalhât Development Project – 2013

December 31, 2013 Qalhât

The 2013a season was the first of the Qalhât Development Project, supported by the Omani Ministry of Heritage and Culture (MHC) and directed by A. Rougeulle (CNRS).   The principal aim of this season was to gain a better understanding of part of the north-west quarter of the ancient city […]

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Qalhât Project – 2013

December 18, 2013 Qalhât

The first season of the second four-year phase of the Qalhât Project took place from November 11 to December 14, 2012. This second four-year phase is run in parallel with the Qalhât Development Project, and aims to continue research on the town in addition to the zones already studied during […]

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Qalhât Project – 2012

September 12, 2012 Qalhât

Publication of the research The fifth season of the Qalhât Project took place from October 30 to December 6, 2012. This project is joint funded by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture of the Sultanate of Oman, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the CNRS, and is directed by […]

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