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Saudi Mud Fort

Of course, if it’s the history of the country which interests you, you simply cannot miss the Musmak Fortress (pictured above). This is where the official history of Saudi Arabia starts from – the stronghold that Abdul Aziz captured in January 1902 leading to the eventual foundation of the Kingdom 30 years later. The fort is a wonderful example of mud and brick architecture with crenellated towers, triangular windows and traditionally decorated doors and ceilings. It can be found in the Qasr al Hokum area right by the headquarters of the Muttawah (religious police). Read more here...


posted by S A J Shirazi @ 9:58 PM,


At June 17, 2011 at 2:39 PM, Anonymous Peny@nurse scrubs said...

Wow! this could be a national heritage knowing its architectural history and design. Awesome!


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