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SQCC Launches Cultural Treasures from the Caves Shelters of Dhofar: Photographs of the Painted Rock Art Heritage of Southern Oman

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center launched the exhibition, Cultural Treasures from the Caves Shelters of Dhofar: Photographs of the Painted Rock Art Heritage of Southern Oman on 16 February, with a private event hosted by HE Ambassador Hunaina Al Mughairy, represented by Deputy Chief of Mission Dr. Ahmed Al Saidi.

Dr. Zimmerle gave a lecture, and walked attendees through the exhibition, which consists of 31 digital photographs depicting rock art estimated to date to the first millennium BC.

Dr. William Zimmerle is Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities at Fairleigh Dickenson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. In 2014, SQCC awarded Dr. Zimmerle a grant to carry out the Dhofar Ethnography Preservation Project, aimed at locating, cataloging and dating Dhofar's rock art heritage. Dr. Zimmerle, an archaeologist by training, previously conducted research in Oman as SQCC's 2011-2012 academic research fellow, where he extensively documented the cuboid form of the frankincense burner.

On 15 February, SQCC hosted a private viewing of the Dr. Zimmerle's exhibition for the Freer-Sackler Museum's Silk Road Society.

View photos of both events here.

Posted By: jmahmood - Thursday, 16 February, 2017 at 12:00 AM