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Conference – “From Magan to Oman”
21/02/2022 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Dr Mounir Arbach, Research Director at CNRS presents:
While there is plenty of documentation about archeological sites and Mesopotamian texts from end of 4th Millennium BC, the historical period (Iron Age) – 1st Millennium BC until Islam – is not well known.
Only few texts dating back this period have reached us. The recent discovery of an inscription mentioning a King of Oman dating back 3rd Century BC, confirms, through the presence of dozens of coins, the existence of a thriving kingdom: trade of spices with the Greek Mesopotamia as well as with the kingdoms of Southern Arabia, named Arabia Felix by classical authors.