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Bat is an ancient archeological site located in the Al Dhahirah Governorate in the Sultanate of Oman. It is known for its well-preserved remains of an ancient settlement that dates back over 5,000 years, to the third millennium BCE. The site covers an area of about 12 hectares and contains a number of structures, including houses, tombs, and a mosque, which give insight into the life and culture of the ancient people who once lived there.

The Bat settlement was discovered in the 1970s and is believed to have been a major center for the production and trade of copper during the Bronze Age. The site was inhabited for over 1,500 years and was likely an important stop on trade routes that connected the Arabian Peninsula to the civilizations of the ancient Near East. Archaeological excavations have revealed evidence of metalworking, agriculture, and other aspects of life in the ancient settlement.

In recognition of its cultural and historical significance, Bat was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. It is one of the most important archeological sites in Oman and is open to visitors who want to learn more about the ancient history and culture of the region.