Muscat. Article #25. Vol. 8, pg 438.
Muscat, with a metropolitan population of over 700,000, is the capital of Oman, at the bottom of the Arabian Peninsula. Muscat was a Portuguese colony from 1508 to 1650 and there are two 16th-century Portuguese forts overlooking the town.
Muscat reflects a mix of different cultures, based on its history. The architecture shows Arabian, Portuguese, Persian, Indian and African influences.
“Muscat.” Encyclopedia Britannica. 15th ed. 2010. Vol 8, pg 438.