The Anonymous Dhofari Explorer and myself have been arguing about the location of the graveyard in the picture. An American photgrapher took this last summer when he was in Dhofar. Through a friend, I managed to get hold of the picture. However, I can't quite figure out where it is located. All I know is that it's somewhere past Mirbat towards the East of Dhofar.
Many of you have probably heard about the Dhofari researcher, Ali Ahmed Al Shahri, who has spent most of his adult life studying ancient cave writings all over Dhofar (in addition to other things such as graves, old sayings, traditions, languages, etc). I think he has published over four books. Amazing guy. Anyway, the book I own is his book on ancient cave writings published in 1994. Towards the end of the book, there is a chapter on graves in Dhofar. I found a picture of two gravestones very similar to the ones in this mysterious photo, but these two graves are location next to an old mosque in Mirbat. He says that the graveyards become more exciting and the carvings more detailed as you head East.
Dhofari Explorer and myself believe they are old Islamic graves judging from the writing on them. Has anyone seen this place before?