An archaeological mission of the University of Pisa, headed by Alessandra Avanzini, worked from 1996 to the end of 2019 in Oman. Sumhuram and Salūt are the two main sites where the Italian mission to Oman (IMTO) of Pisa carried out the archaeological and restoration work. Many scholars from Italy and other countries (Russia, United Kingdom, India) participated in the mission in this long period. Beside the scientific work IMTO organized archaeological parks for Sumhuram, Salūt, and Wubar.
The whole IMTO project has been carried out thanks to the invaluable support of the Office of His Excellency Abdulaziz Al-Rowas, the Advisor to His Majesty the Sultan for Cultural Affairs.