Oman hosts workshop on combating meteorite trafficking

Muscat – Held under the patronage of H.E. Salem bin Mohammed Al Mahrouqi, Minister of Heritage and Tourism, the workshop aimed to empower its partners in charge of customs inspection on land, air and sea ports; small and medium enterprises working in the field of tourism; researchers in the area of geological heritage and combating illicit trade in cultural property; companies working in the field of customs clearance; and judicial officers, among others.

A number of scientific working papers were presented by experts and specialists involved in the field of meteorites, including Professor Beda Hoffmann, Head of the Earth Sciences Department at the Natural History Museum in Bern, Switzerland, and Professor Edwin Genus, Head of the Earth Sciences Department at the Natural History Museum in Zurich, Switzerland, who both work within the team of Omani-Swiss Scientific Committee for the meteorite research project in the Sultanate of Oman, which spans over 23 years. The team was able to document more than 7,340 meteorite samples.

The workshop also featured visual presentations on the field of combating illicit trafficking in cultural property and the legal aspects that limit and control such practices. It also included a mini introductory exhibition on meteorites and the Ministry’s efforts to organize this specialty and ways to introduce it, and to combat illicit trade.

The Ministry, in accordance with its various programs, seeks to hold introductory exhibitions of meteorites, implement a number of specialized scientific publications, and storehouses equipped according to global best practices.

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