Zakiya bint Nasser al Lamkiya, founder of Al Beit al Gharbi, has been able to transform her old family house into a museum that contains many historical artefacts that were part of the tools of Omani man.
She said, "The idea of creating an archaeological house came through my passion for the past, its components and details, and my keenness to preserve the archaeological components left by our ancestors.
“The idea came two years ago when I visited our ancestral home, which had been abandoned with some parts of it collapsing. At that time, the idea came to my mind to turn the house into an archaeological centre and fill it with old possessions. I restored the house with the help of parents, neighbours and citizens of the wilayat and made it ready to receive local and foreign visitors.”
The house contains many antique collections, including old books, coins, cooking utensils, handicrafts, women’s cosmetic items, incense and other objects, like silverware, bracelets, old mattresses, pottery, Omani mandoos (boxes) and old bags, in addition to tools for processing dairy products.”
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