„Batinah, Oman (John Warburton-Lee)“

from the gallery of John Warburton-Lee Photography

The interior courtyard and a watchtower within Al Hazm Castle. The magnificent 18th century military stronghold makes full use of traditonal Omani defensive features boasting a massive wooden entry door, secret escape tunnels, dungeons, cannon towers, gun ports and a machicolation for pouring boiling date syrup on attackers.

Picture ID: 54de107

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