MUTTRAH CASTLE IN MUSCAT, SULTANATE OF OMAN, AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND ARCHITECTURAL STUDY

Authors

  • Mahmoud Mohamed Sadiq

Abstract

This study deals with the famous fortress of Muttrah, which is located in the Governorate of Muscat in the State of the Sultanate of Oman.

It represents a model for military fortifications in the Arabian Gulf region. The research reviews the Muttrah Castle in terms of its architectural details, by shedding light on all the different components of the castle in terms of its architectural planning and defensive elements, with the aim of highlighting the value of this castle and showing its vital role on the shores of the Sea of ​​Oman in the Wilayat of Muttrah.

The research deals with clarifying the architectural plan of Muttrah Castle, in an attempt to prove the correctness of the origin of its architectural planning, and to return its architectural identity to its Arab origins, which actually reflect the experience and effectiveness of the Omani man in preserving his capabilities and strengthening his internal front in the face of tyrants. The castle was a security guard at times Important in Omani history, which is full of changes and important historical events.

The research deals with three axes, including: the architectural description of the castle, the defensive architectural elements, and the architectural planning of the castle and its architectural roots.

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2022-03-24

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