Archaeological Sites of Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn

UNESCO RegionArab States
LocationAl Dhahira region
CoordinatesN23 16 11.496 E56 44 42
Inscription Date1988
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
All ThreatsIllegal activities
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
Unesco Reference Number434
State of Conservation Report
DescriptionThe protohistoric site of Bat lies near a palm grove in the interior of the Sultanate of Oman. Together with the neighbouring sites, it forms the most complete collection of settlements and necropolises from the 3rd millennium B.C. in the world.
StatusWorld Heritage Site