Oman’s Mud Brick Forts

needing ongoing attention

With so much rain cascading into Oman recently its a reminder why concrete is such a great building material ; and even with that so many houses have been damaged by floods.

Bahla fort
Bahla fort being restored

Here an idea of the scale of the government’s restoration project of Oman’s forts comes into focus . A vast fort , lots of rain and mud bricks, make for an almost never ending task , as the cheerful team making these mud bricks told me.

Bahla fort mud brick factory
Bahla fort mud brick factory

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4

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