Muscat

MuscatArticle #25. Vol. 8, pg 438.

0025-MuscatOman-SMMuscat, 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.

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