Shisr (Wubar)

Shisr (Wubar)

Shisr is an ancient site lies north of Salalah in the desert. This agricultural oasis includes frankincense trees, and it was a very important station also for water supply on the routes from the Nejd and the hinterland from where frankincense was brought to the ports along the coast. The site was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, as part of Land of Frankincense.

Site Information

Country: Oman

District: Dhofar Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 1st Century AD

Oldest Culture: Old Omanis

Later Cultures: Old Omanis

Site Features: Ancient Omanis Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Land of Frankincense

Date of Inscription: 2000

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