The Tomb of Bibi Maryam, the only remaining structure from the medieval port city of Qalhat, Oman, which was added to the list of Unesco World Heritage Sites in July. Photo: Alamy The Tomb of Bibi Maryam, the only remaining structure from the medieval port city of Qalhat, Oman, which was added to the list of Unesco World Heritage Sites in July. Photo: Alamy
The Tomb of Bibi Maryam, the only remaining structure from the medieval port city of Qalhat, Oman, which was added to the list of Unesco World Heritage Sites in July. Photo: Alamy
Middle East

Oman’s new Unesco World Heritage Site: Qalhat, a ruined medieval port city where only one building from its ancient past still stands

Still in remarkably good condition, the tomb of a 13th-century king’s wife is all that remains in Qalhat, a previously thriving city that dealt in everything from Indian spices and Arabian horses to dates, incense and pearls.

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The Tomb of Bibi Maryam, the only remaining structure from the medieval port city of Qalhat, Oman, which was added to the list of Unesco World Heritage Sites in July. Photo: Alamy The Tomb of Bibi Maryam, the only remaining structure from the medieval port city of Qalhat, Oman, which was added to the list of Unesco World Heritage Sites in July. Photo: Alamy
The Tomb of Bibi Maryam, the only remaining structure from the medieval port city of Qalhat, Oman, which was added to the list of Unesco World Heritage Sites in July. Photo: Alamy
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