Explorations at the site of an old mosque in Domoni have uncovered remains dated to the 12th century. Other evidence includes the above porcelain plate which was discovered in a deserted house in the center of the town. It was lying on the floor of a central room along with lots of broken pieces from other plates that had fallen from the ceiling. Dozens of plates were originally inset into the ceiling plaster between painted rafters and slats (See the photograph below). The result was a richly ornamented room testifying to the extent and wealth of the townspeople's involvement in the ancient Indian Ocean trade. The plate in the photograph above was identified as Japanese Imari ware made sometime between the 16th and the 18th centuries.