Oman History Timeline
First settlement traces found in Muscat.
2500 BC-2000 BC
The Magan period. Several remains from mining have been found
at the village of Maysar in central-eastern Oman.
1300 BC-300 BC
The Omani Iron Age
Evidences found in Maysar about irrigation systems. (falaj)
300 BC-500 AD
The classical period in Oman
Beginning of Arab control and the introduction of Islam.
Muscat is captured by Portuguese
The Portuguese expelled from Oman
The Persian community expelled.
The ruler takes the title "Sultan”
Fight between the Sultan and the Imam. The
interior support Ibadite imams and the coastal areas support
Peace is restored.
A new rebellion is started by a the Imam.
The sultan puts the rebellion down and regain
Beginning of oil production in Oman.
Sultan Said is overthrown by his son in a
bloodless coup. Sultan Qaboos begins a liberalization and
Oman and United Arab Emirates (UAE) sign a border agreement
Oman and the US sign a free trade deal.