Saturday, January 25, 2020

14 sites in Oman added to UNESCO heritage list

14 heritage sites in the Sultanate have been listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the National Centre of Statistics and Information has announced.

According to the NCSI, Oman has a total of 9,403 heritage sites, 1,029 of them being cultural Omani villages. In June 2018, the ruins of Qalhat near Sur were recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

In a post on Twitter, UNESCO congratulated Oman saying, “New inscription on UNESCO World Heritage List: Ancient City of Qalhat, Oman. Congratulations!”

According to documents submitted by Oman to UNESCO, the ancient city of Qalhat was developed as a major port on the east coast of Arabia between the 11th and 15th centuries CE, during the reign of the Hormuz princes.

Other sites in Oman to be added to the UNESCO World Heritage list, include the Aflaj irrigation systems; the archaeological sites of Al Khutm, Bat and Al Ayn; Bahla Fort, and the Land of Frankincense in Dhofar region.

MOST READ

Kapha Dosha

In Ayurvedic tradition the Kapha Dosha are the mind and body type associated with earth and water. It entails structure and stability in the...

Profit – the first important goal of business by: Dhananjay Mahadev Datar

I frequently give business tips to the youth in my entrepreneurship awareness lectures. In one such lecture, a person asked me to describe the...

Are You Cleaning Your Jade Roller?

Jade roller has been a game-changer in the skincare routine. The stunning-looking paint-roller kind tool has many delightful benefits to offer. The soothing jade...

AMH Signs Agreement with EMS Emirates Company

American Mission Hospital (AMH) have signed an agreement with Energy Management Services-Emirates Company (EMS) from UAE with local support of Mohammed Jalal & Sons...

Batelco Announces ‘Duel Game’ Grand Prize Winner

Batelco has concluded the 'Duel Game' competition which formed part of its ‘Fact of the Day Service' campaign. Prizes ranged from daily to weekly...

Lamborghini Lambo V12 Vision GT

Lamborghini has released a new one-seat concept car called the Lambo V12 Vision GT that utilizes the same hybrid powertrain found in the one-of-63...

BAC inks airport banking services agreement with NBB

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), signed an agreement with National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) for...

Ministry of Education Visits Ebrahim K. Kanoo

As part of its ongoing co-operation and strong bilateral relations, a delegation from the Ministry of Education visited Ebrahim K. Kanoo Managing Director, Mr....

Lenovo is building another standalone VR headset

Lenovo hasn’t made the best bets in virtual reality so far. It seems like the company’s about to try again — according to a...

Taqyeem Committee discusses categorization of Government Service Centres

The Chief Executive of the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA), Mr. Mohammed Ali Al Qaed, chaired a meeting of the Government Service Centre Evaluation...

Government apps at your service!

These days, our smartphones are much more than just phones. We rely on them for work, leisure, directions and many more important aspects of...

The Google Assistant will be able to read articles out loud in 42 languages

Google is “previewing” a new feature here at CES for the Google Assistant on Android phones that turns it into a supercharged screen reader....

AI to Enhance CSR Strategy by: Dr. Jassim Haji

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is gaining more and more importance in the kingdom. Major industrial and financial companies in Bahrain are establishing solid CSR...

Friendship Society for the Blind: The Light of Bahrain

Friendship Society for the Blind in Bahrain was established in 1981. Initiated by some blind teachers and students for having a society for the...

CBB presents plan for digital transformation to financial institutions

In line with the directives of HM King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa to the government to undertake the development of a...