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By Peterson, E.

An exam of the historic setting of Muscat, the capital of Oman, and the wear and tear sustained by means of the citys old legacy considering the fact that 197. It encompasses a old gazetteer of Muscat and its environs and diverse maps and images.

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This is especially true in Muscat while Matrah appears to retain a higher proportion of local inhabitants in modestly rebuilt homes clustered in small quarters nestled amongst the hills. Transformed Ruwi tends to service the Asian expatriates, partly with housing but particularly with small shops that cater to Asian consumers. The striking impression left by residential patterns is the complete mingling of Omani and expatriates. There are very few areas in the Muscat region inhabited only by Omanis or by expatriates.

A road was cut through the hills to give vehicle access from Darsayt. [Lorimer, vol. II, p. 1192; Costa, p. ] AZAIBA see 'UDHAYBAH, al- — B — BAB [bàb; b ∏B] Door or gate. Place names beginning with the word bab are listed according to the rest of the name. Information regarding the gates in town walls are given in the entries for MUSCAT and MATRAH. BAHARINAH, al- [al-ba˙àrinah; ¯Nr∏«∫La] A quarter of Muscat outside the walls near al-Bab al-Saghir and behind al-Sa'idiyah School and the 'Ali Musa Mosque.

Neither fort had been well-maintained. The two fortifications guarding the entrance to the harbor, al-Sirah al-Gharbiyah and al-Sirah al-Sharqiyah, were in ruins, as were the watchtowers on the hills overlooking the town and al-Rawiyah fortlet in Tuyan. The original Portuguese church had long disappeared. The gharayzah had survived in part until well into the 20th century, serving as stables for various sultans once its transforming muscat 21 function as a residence was no longer required or possible; the last remaining wall appears to have been demolished and the land cleared sometime between the 1920s and the 1950s.

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