22 February 2012


F is for FORT
PS107 Nizwa Fort in the A' Dakhliyah region, southwest of Sohar.

Nizwa Fort was the first Omani Fort i had visited.  It is located approximately 350 km SW of Sohar.  The fort was considered to be one of the biggest fort in the Arabian Peninsula having an exterior diameter of its circular structure of 48 m and over 36 m high.  The fort has doors that are inches deep and above it has holes through which boiling oil could be poured over the marauding enemies.

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  1. Boiling oil? Ackkk- that sounds pretty painful! Lovely shot- I learn something new every day.

  2. A mighty fortress you have there.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  3. Hello.
    Nice photo, but the thought of boiling oil being poured over me freaks me sinister & cruel!
    Thanks for sharing.

    A Flower In My Mirror

  4. I love the earth tones of this photograph. Boiling oil? Wow! I guess, that was effective in protecting your fort/castle against marauding invaders.

  5. Such weapons make me boil.....
    ABC Wednesday Team

  6. I guess that's a sure fire way of getting rid of your enemies. Beautiful old building. thanks for sharing.


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