In pictures: Oman's ancient city of Qalhat

UNESCO added Oman's ancient city of Qalhat to its World Heritage List on Friday. The World Heritage designation is a prestigious one for the Gulf states, looking to make their mark as culturally rich, safe tourist destinations.
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Bibi Maryam Mausoleum
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Bibi Maryam Mausoleum
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The prayer hall and its basement in the Great Friday Mosque after excavations
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The intra-muros cistern
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Bibi Maryam Mausoleum
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Inscribed tombstone in the extramuros graveyard
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General view of the ancient harbour
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General view of the Great Friday Mosque complex
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Vertical view of the Great Friday Mosque after excavations
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Aerial view of the western corner of medieval Qalhat, with Bibi Maryam Mausoleum, the intramuros cistern and the main gate of the town.