|The rolling hills of Al Ayn with Jabel Misht at backdrop|
The tombs are of the same beehive style tombs as the Bat settlements which are believed to date back to the third millennium B.C. There are 21 tombs that lined up in an almost straight line on a ridge near Jabel Misht. Each tomb measures 5 meters across, they are built in limestone blocks and have a triangular entrance facing east.
|The tombs are lined up in an almost straight line|
|They measure 5 meters accross and built from limestone blocks|
|They have triangular entrance that faced East|
The tombs have not been excavated and considered to be a very significant discovery in archaeological point of view. Together with the neighboring sites of Bat and Al-Khutm, they form the world's most complete anthology of settlements and necropolises dating back from the third millennium B.C. and for this reason they have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988.
|The beehive tombs of Al Ayn, Oman is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site|