Samharam: frankincense port of the past and a nature reserve ***

Samharam Old City

Samharam is located at the outlet of Wadi Darbat. Is is an ancient city, now just ruins, known to be part of the frankincense road. We visited the wadi and Samharam as part of our Khareef 2019 trip. The location tells the story of an ancient civilization in Dhofar and its reliance on having access to fresh water. Samharam city and its port’s history dates back to 1000 BC, the place constituted a link between Dhofar and other parts of the world. Researchers date back the city of Samharam to 3000 BC. The area is currently called Bokhor Rori (or Khor Rori).

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