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Title: Monumental Evidence of the Ancient Jewish Community at Sohar (Oman)
Author(s): COSTA, Paolo M.
Journal: ARAM Periodical
Volume: 11    Date: 1999-2000   
Pages: 131-144
DOI: 10.2143/ARAM.11.1.504455

Abstract :
The existence of Jewish communities along the northern coast of Oman is reported by many authors and travellers. However, around the end of the nineteenth century there were no more Jews in Sohar, and some 30 years later the only reference to Jews in Oman was the mention that the manufacture of fired bricks is popularly ascribed to Jewish artisans.
The archaeological evidence of the Jewish community at Sohar is confined to an inland farmstead located some 7 km from the coast and called 'Burj al-Muwaylaḥ' or 'Bayt Yahūdi', and the Jewish cemetery in the city of Sohar itself. The houses and the synagogue described by nineteenth century travellers have all disappeared.

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