Muscat: Bronze age towers and 'workshops' that produced copper, dating back to the 3100 BC, have been discovered at an archaeological excavation site in Mudhaibi, Eastern Oman.
The survey work and archaeological excavations which began in 2015 are being done by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture, in collaboration with a German delegation from Tubingen University.
Excavations in one of the stone towers indicated it was the oldest tower in Oman, dating back to the Bronze Age. The mission discovered what are believed to be the oldest copper production workshops.
In January, 3,000 arrow heads and 10 snake-shaped idols, which were likely to have served as religious symbols in the Iron Age, were discovered in Oman.