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Many years ago the Nizwa city, located 166 km far from Muscat, build the capital of Oman and was the main economic and commercial center. The fortifications construction build more then 12 years. Rounded massive tower of the fort, was constructed so as to withstand artillery bombardment. Its foundation goes into the ground at a depth of 30 meters! In total there are 400 fort artillery embrasures. Some are still standing guns. From the top of the tower offers a great view of hundreds of houses with flat roofs, the surrounding groves of dates palms and the blue dome of the mosque, which stands near the fort. In the distance of visible, mountain range of Jebel Akhdar and the highest peak of Jebel Schams (over 3000 meters above sea level). The castle is open to visitors daily from 7.30 until 16.30. Admission free. http://www.photoru.ru/page.php?vrub=video&vparid=0&vid=103&lang=rus

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