Conference – Archeology

Conference – Archeology

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At the dawn of history: five years of archaeological discoveries at al-Arid and Bat

With Corinne Castel

Director of Research at CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research) – University Lyon 2, Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée, Lyon, France.

Director of  the Bāt / al-Arid archaeological project (Oman)

(UNESCO site) in the Ibri region

This contribution aims to present an overview of the results obtained from the extensive surveying, the excavations and the different studies carried out by the multidisciplinary team of archaeologists and specialists of the mission in the two archaeological sites of al-Arid and Bāt (UNESCO site). All these combined results enrich the debate on the origins of the hydraulic structures, the birth of the copper metallurgy and the nature of the 3rd-millennium archaeological sites at the foot of the Hajar mountains and at the gateway to the desert.

On the sidelines of the conference, come and discover the Virtual Reality experience – “Dawn of Art” by Novelab


“Chauvet VR: the dawn of art” is a virtual reality experience, including both an immersive film and a virtual tour of the cave.

This project takes visitors on a poetic adventure in the footsteps of our ancestors and to the encounter with the first masterpiece of mankind: the monumental frescoes that have adorned the walls of the Chauvet cave for over 36,000 years.

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Date And Time

2024-02-20 @ 06:30 PM to
2024-02-20 @ 08:30 PM

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