Oman history from over one hundred thousands years ago, a brief presentation

130 000 years ago, the Arabian Peninsula’s temperature was relatively more warm which caused more rainfall, turning it into a series of lush habitable land. During this period the southern Red Sea’s levels dropped and was only 2.5 miles or 4 km wide. This offered a brief window of time for humans to easily cross the sea and cross the Peninsula to opposing sites like Jebel Faya. These early migrants running away from the climate change in Africa, crossed the Red Sea into Yemen and Oman, and trekked across Arabia during favourable climate conditions. 2000 kilometres of inhospitable desert lie between the Red Sea and Jebel Faya in UAE. But around 130 000 years ago the world was at the end of an ice age. The Red Sea was shallow enough to be crossed on foot or on a small raft, and the Arabian peninsula was being transformed from a parched desert into a green land.

Category: History   |   Last Update: 28-11-2016   |