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Visit Shisr – ruins of the lost city of Ubar in Oman

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Visit Shisr – ruins of the lost city of Ubar in Oman

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)

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.

Giants, Prophets and Lost Cities in Salalah, Oman - muslimwanderings.com

Giants, Prophets and Lost Cities in Salalah, Oman - muslimwanderings.com

On the road to the lost city of Ubar, Oman

On the road to the lost city of Ubar, Oman

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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.

Lost City of Iram - Unsolved Mysteries In The World

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