The enigmatic Minjui: Potential traces of a forgotten dynasty in Dhofar

Title

The enigmatic Minjui: Potential traces of a forgotten dynasty in Dhofar

Magazine

Popular Archaeology

Publication Type

Magazine Article

Year of Publication

2022

Authors

Date Published

15 July 2022

Terms of use

Items in the BMC Archive are made publicly available for non-commercial, private use. Inclusion within the BMC Archive does not imply endorsement. Items do not represent the official views of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or of Book of Mormon Central.

Bibliographic Citation

Aston, Warren P. "The enigmatic Minjui: Potential traces of a forgotten dynasty in Dhofar", Popular Archaeology, 2022.

Abstract

Little is yet known about the disparate groups that moved into the fertile coastal areas of Dhofar province in southern Oman around the end of the first millennium, or ca. AD 1000. Each was undoubtedly attracted by its opportunities and resources, but their settlement histories, and particularly their origins, remain opaque — none more so than the mysterious Minjui or Minju people who rose to prominence during the last millennium.
 
This article notes the various origin theories but does not add to them or attempt a resolution. Rather, it presents two surviving structures in Dhofar as being of possible Minjui construction and examines what they may tell us about the activities of the group.
Show Full Text
Arabia
Archaeology
Khor Rori
Dhofar

© 2024 Scripture Central: A Non-Profit Organization. All rights reserved. Registered 501(c)(3). EIN: 20-5294264