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Dr.Khaled Douglas
Head of Department, 
Department of Archaeology



The size of Oman's archaeology and its wide distribution across the country implies that our growing knowledge about this heritage is still modest. This is a fact and a responsibility that cannot be ignored. Today, archaeology globally is regarded as an invaluable human heritage to be preserved for future generations. In addition, Oman's varied landscapes reveal ancient and diverse environmental and cultural settings. The Sultanate's need for a cadre of qualified professionals in this specialization is obvious. 

Sultan Qaboos University's stated mission as a national center for education, training and research entails effective participation in the discovery, preservation and conservation of Oman's cultural and archaeological heritage.

Arising from this the Department of Archaeology is not only dedicated to training and qualifying Omanis, but also to linking the university with other international and regional institutions through research and joint archaeological endeavours. Equally, the Department is engaged in extensive cooperation with the Ministry of Heritage and Culture which has led to training Omanis, several salvage archaeology operations, and surveys or field investigations to rescue endangered archaeological sites.

 The vision of department is to be among the chief departments in terms of education, training and      research locally and in the Arab world.
The mission of the Department of Archaeology is to build competence through theoretical and practical training.
This is to be accomplished in an environment that enhances and encourages capabilities and talents.
The programme addresses the archaeological heritage through the most advanced methods and techniques.It is to qualify graduates of excellent education and training in the field and equipped with deep awareness and dedication to serve the national heritage of the country.
By the end of their programme, we expect graduates to have achieved the following objectives.
The programme aims to produce the following:
1. Develop competence and skills, talents to discover, unearth, preserve andconserve the national heritage of the Sultanate.
2. Capabilities of carrying out archaeological survey, assessment, excavations and post-excavation work;
3. Conscientious and aware of the importance of the national heritage of theCountry;
4. Capable to understanding and appreciating the human cultural diversity in Oman and in other parts of the world;
5. Capable of using both theoretical and practical approaches;
6. Qualified for employment in archaeology and management of cultural resources.
DrKhaledDouglas Dr. Khaled Douglas
Head of The Department
Archaeology Associate Professor
PhD, University of Tübingen, Germany, 1999
Extension: 1665
Office No: 1240 
DrMohdBalushi Dr. Mohamed Ali Al Belushi
Archaeology Associate Professor
PhD, University of Birmingham, UK, 2004
Jahwari Dr. Nasser Said Al-Jahwari
Archaeology Associate Professor
PhD, Durham University, UK, 2008
Extension: 2034
Office No: 1232


DrmohdHanein Dr. Mohamed A. Hesein
Archaeology Assistant Professor
Extension: 3293
Office No: 1219 C
alhinai Dr. Nasser Hamed Al-Hinai
Senior Technician (A)
PhD, Vienna University, Austria, 2020
Extension: 2063
Office No: 0027
YaqoubBahri Mr. Yaqoub Abdullah Al-Bahri
BA, Muata University, Jordan, 2005
Extension: 2048
Office No: 1175
YaqoubRahbi Mr. Yaqoub Mohammed Al-Rahbi
Photography Technician
BA, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, 1997
Extension: 2063
Office No: 0027
blank Amira Hassan Abdelbaky
Extension: 3258
Office No: 1239
Ministry of Heritage and Culture
Office of the Advisor of His Majesty the Sultan for Cultural Affairs
Public Authority for Craft Industries
Ministry of Tourism
The British Museum
Seminar for Arabian Studies, London
Society for Arabian Studies, London
Institute of Archaeology, University College London
Louvre Museum