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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.

In pictures: Oman's ancient city of Qalhat
Bibi Maryam Mausoleum
In pictures: Oman's ancient city of Qalhat
Bibi Maryam Mausoleum
In pictures: Oman's ancient city of Qalhat
The prayer hall and its basement in the Great Friday Mosque after excavations
In pictures: Oman's ancient city of Qalhat
The intra-muros cistern
In pictures: Oman's ancient city of Qalhat
Bibi Maryam Mausoleum
In pictures: Oman's ancient city of Qalhat
Inscribed tombstone in the extramuros graveyard
In pictures: Oman's ancient city of Qalhat
General view of the ancient harbour
In pictures: Oman's ancient city of Qalhat
General view of the Great Friday Mosque complex
In pictures: Oman's ancient city of Qalhat
Vertical view of the Great Friday Mosque after excavations
In pictures: Oman's ancient city of Qalhat
Aerial view of the western corner of medieval Qalhat, with Bibi Maryam Mausoleum, the intramuros cistern and the main gate of the town.