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The fabled lost city of Ubar, celebrated in both the Koran and "A Thousand and One Arabian Nights" as the center of the lucrative frankincense trade for 3,000 years before the birth of Christ, has been found by archeologists. Believed by many to be  a rich frankincense trade city, natural oasis and caravansary over 5,000 years ago which sank into a sinkhole caused by the water table, then dried up never to be found until the aid of satellite images.

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The fabled lost city of Ubar, celebrated in both the Koran and "A Thousand and…

O’Shea’s original map of his journey and the location of the Lost City of ‘Ad. Image credit: The Sand Kings of Oman (1947)

Qidan, The Lost City of King Ad: Hoax or Reality?

O’Shea’s original map of his journey and the location of the Lost City of ‘Ad. Image credit: The Sand Kings of Oman

10 Lost Cities and Mythical Civilisations of the Ancient World

10 Lost Cities, Mythical Civilisations of the Ancient World

Atlantis of the Sands is a legendary lost city in the southern Arabian sands, claimed to have been destroyed by a natural disaster or as a punishment by God. Various names have been given to this city, the most common being Ubar, Wabar Irem and Iram.

On the road to the lost city of Ubar, Oman

On the road to the lost city of Ubar, Oman

The lost city of Ubar, called "the Atlantis of the Sands" by Lawrence of Arabia, has been found in remote southern Oman using pictures taken from space shuttle Challenger, explorers said Tuesday.

The lost city of Ubar, called "the Atlantis of the Sands" by Lawrence of Arabia, has been found in remote southern Oman using pictures taken from space shuttle Challenger, explorers said Tuesday.

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Lost city of Ubar found.    From about 2,800 BC to AD 300, the city of Ubar in the Arabian Desert served as an outpost for the lucrative trade in frankincense, a sweet-smelling gum resin. Then, according to myth, the city sank in the sand, lost forever. And so it was until archaeologists armed with everything from ancient texts to remote-sensing technology on the space shuttle went looking for the lost city

Radar imagery uncovered a city buried under sand in Oman

Jebel Akhdar, Oman - such a lovely relaxing location.

Oman Travel Inspiration - Jebel Akhdar, Oman - such a lovely relaxing location.

Ubar, lost city in Oman

Ubar, lost city in Oman

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Ubar a Lost City - Old Caravan Routes - Oman Desert - Iram / Irem

Ubar a Lost City - Old Caravan Routes - Oman Desert - Iram / Irem

The Lost City - Ruins of Iram-Ubar / Irem-Ubar Oman Desert

The Lost City - Ruins of Iram-Ubar / Irem-Ubar Oman Desert

Quest For Atlantis Of The Sands - Iram Of The Pillars - A Legendary Lost City - According to most legends and myths, the Atlantis of the Sands is located somewhere in the Rub' al Khali desert, also known as the Empty-quarter. This covers most of the southern third of the Arabian Peninsula, including most of Saudi Arabia and areas of Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

10 Mysterious Lost Lands - Iram, also known as Iram of the Pillars or Ubar, is another unique lost land. It wasn’t drowned by water, but by sand.

Ubar Oman

Ubar Oman

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